The loss was frustrating, but aren’t they always these days?
Analysis and Commentary
Starlin Castro is hitting .364 and slugging .545 in his last 26 games. Are some stance adjustments helping him?
Everyone’s rightly happy with Dexter Fowler, and, theoretically, would be happy to have him back next year, too. But it’s not that simple.
Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta are projected to face the Pirates twice in the next three weeks.
The desire to get a big bat back in there has to be balanced against the importance of the games.
Jake Arrieta finds himself among the likes of Greg Maddux with as well as he has pitched in 2015.
The Cubs have played great since the All-Star Break and fans are tuning in to check them out in a big way.
Who likes open discussions about things that need not necessarily be absolutely right or absolutely wrong?
The Cubs are very popular once again. And it’s nice.
Today is a deadline, though it might not be what you thought. The possibility of the playoffs generates an entirely different September then we’re used to.
More love for Arrieta, more historical context, and more fun times to be a Cubs fan.
Adding Fernando Rodney could have a domino effect in the bullpen if he does one simple thing in relief.
His start last night was not as bad as the final result, which seems to often be the case with Lester this year.
The Dodgers could fit the Pirates and Cubs’ payrolls comfortably under their financial umbrella. Talk about flexing your financial muscle.
That suggests Castro’s contract, in the view of all other teams, has negative value.
Actual standings and what-could-have-been standings.
With a couple big-time starters looming to face the Cubs, you might be concerned. Maybe you shouldn’t be.
The Cubs got the right guy at the right time.
It’s tough to get much higher. Last night’s win was huge.
Justin Grimm has proven to be tremendously valuable to Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs.