Analysis and Commentary


John Lackey’s Performance May Have Been Even More Impressive Than You Realized

John Lackey’s Performance May Have Been Even More Impressive Than You Realized

Lackey’s offspeed stuff was so on point last night that it was basically unhittable, even though the Cardinals’ batters kept trying to hit it.

by April 19, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Best Pitching in Baseball? Yup, It’s Been the Cubs and Other Bullets

The Best Pitching in Baseball? Yup, It’s Been the Cubs and Other Bullets

Best ERA in baseball? Crazy starting pitcher streak? Killer bullpen performance? Yes, yes, yes. Also: how did Heyward and Lackey react to booing?


Watch Dexter Fowler Give the Cubs the Only Run They Needed, and Let’s Discuss His Value

Watch Dexter Fowler Give the Cubs the Only Run They Needed, and Let’s Discuss His Value

The most valuable player in baseball so far this year? Technically, it’s Fowler.

Let’s Talk About the Cubs’ Various Low Batting Averages, and Why I’m Not Concerned

Let’s Talk About the Cubs’ Various Low Batting Averages, and Why I’m Not Concerned

The discussion is useful and instructive, but I gotta tell you that I don’t think there’s much here right now.

by April 18, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Jon Lester’s Great Outing Was Just the Latest in a Long Stretch of Awesome

Jon Lester’s Great Outing Was Just the Latest in a Long Stretch of Awesome

Lester’s been really good for the Cubs for a really long time. Yesterday, despite the loss, he was fantastic. And he doubled!

The Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry Kicks Off Again Today and Other Bullets

The Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry Kicks Off Again Today and Other Bullets

Last year’s iteration of the rivalry was truly nuts, and I hope it’s more of the same this year.


Fun with Dexter Fowler’s Homer and Crazy Hot Start

Fun with Dexter Fowler’s Homer and Crazy Hot Start

The first player to 1.0 WAR, and sitting atop many offensive categories. Fun stuff.

by April 17, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Wake Up and Watch Jake Arrieta Dominate Again (VIDEO)

Wake Up and Watch Jake Arrieta Dominate Again (VIDEO)

Arrieta’s ERA is down to 1.23 for the year after another killer performance.

Try Not to Suck and Other Bullets

Try Not to Suck and Other Bullets

The reason you have to try not to suck is because sometimes you will suck.


Doing What They Do: Dan Vogelbach Homers, Albert Almora Makes a Great Catch (VIDEOS)

Doing What They Do: Dan Vogelbach Homers, Albert Almora Makes a Great Catch (VIDEOS)

It’s a big year for both prospects, and each could impact the Cubs in a meaningful way in 2016.

Ask Away: Albert Almora, Tommy La Stella, Dumb Movies, The Walking Dead and Much More!

Ask Away: Albert Almora, Tommy La Stella, Dumb Movies, The Walking Dead and Much More!

What Albert Almora can do to reach the majors sooner than September? And much more in this week’s Ask Away.

by April 15, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Jason Hammel’s Fastball and Another Big Cubs Win and Other Bullets

Jason Hammel’s Fastball and Another Big Cubs Win and Other Bullets

How was Jason Hammel working his fastball last night? How about fun times against the Rockies? How about underwear model Jake Arrieta?

Jason Heyward’s Defensive Metrics Shine, Much Like His Glove Last Night (VIDEO)

Jason Heyward’s Defensive Metrics Shine, Much Like His Glove Last Night (VIDEO)

Jason Heyward doesn’t check out defensive metrics, but he surely would be pleased if he took a peek. So will you.

by April 14, 2016 Analysis and Commentary