Analysis and Commentary


Jason Heyward’s 100th Career Homer, and Possibly Improving Power (VIDEO)

Jason Heyward’s 100th Career Homer, and Possibly Improving Power (VIDEO)

With just a little more pop lately, Heyward’s production has creeped up.

Ranking the Chicago Cubs’ Bullpen, Checking In on Batted Ball Rates and Pitch Selection

Ranking the Chicago Cubs’ Bullpen, Checking In on Batted Ball Rates and Pitch Selection

The Cubs bullpen has room for improvement, but might be better than you expect.

by June 6, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

Jake Arrieta’s Strangely Awesome Day, Extension Update, TV Spot

Jake Arrieta’s Strangely Awesome Day, Extension Update, TV Spot

Jake Arrieta was awesome yesterday in a really strange start. Also, the latest on extension stuff, and a lovely TV spot.

Watch Joe Maddon Get the Boot for Arguing a Check Swing – It Was a Close Call

Watch Joe Maddon Get the Boot for Arguing a Check Swing – It Was a Close Call

I’m curious what other folks think on this one.

Jason Hammel and Hector Rondon Look Good and Other Bullets

Jason Hammel and Hector Rondon Look Good and Other Bullets

Effective and healthy returns for a couple important Cubs pitchers. Plus, Hammel’s season deconstructed a bit.

John Lackey’s Latest Gem, and the Silly Cubs Pitching Staff

John Lackey’s Latest Gem, and the Silly Cubs Pitching Staff

The Cubs lead all of baseball in starter ERA … by a freaking mile.

by June 4, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs’ Lead in the NL Central is Enormous and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Lead in the NL Central is Enormous and Other Bullets

It’s larger than the Cardinals lead ever was last season.


Kyle Hendricks is No Longer Quietly Good – He’s Just Good

Kyle Hendricks is No Longer Quietly Good – He’s Just Good

The best contact manager in baseball? A skill that rivals Clayton Kershaw? Yes, we’re talking about Kyle Hendricks.

by June 3, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Javy Baez’s Huge Game, Defensive Gems, and Incredible Progress (VIDEO)

Javy Baez’s Huge Game, Defensive Gems, and Incredible Progress (VIDEO)

Know who has the third lowest strikeout rate on the Cubs? Yup. Javy Baez.

Dexter Fowler’s Improving Defense, Ben Zobrist Award Miss, and Other Bullets

Dexter Fowler’s Improving Defense, Ben Zobrist Award Miss, and Other Bullets

Defensive positioning, FTW. Zobrist’s great May, Hendricks’ lengthy start, and much more.

Was Last Night’s Dominating Outing Jon Lester’s Best with the Cubs? (VIDEO)

Was Last Night’s Dominating Outing Jon Lester’s Best with the Cubs? (VIDEO)

It was probably his best start in blue, and he’s been great again this year.


Hector Rondon, Dealing with Back Tightness, Has Had a Wild Season and Career Arc

Hector Rondon, Dealing with Back Tightness, Has Had a Wild Season and Career Arc

He might not be able to pitch today, but Hector Rondon is a huge part of the Cubs’ success.

The Cubs’ Division Lead Swells Again as Julio Urias Looms and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Division Lead Swells Again as Julio Urias Looms and Other Bullets

The Cubs can pull off a surprising series win today, a great Conquer Cancer game, and much more.