The Cubs may have ruined my evening yesterday, but that’s a small price to pay for a season that’s a hell of a lot better than the five that came before it.
Analysis and Commentary
Quality pitching has been costly in July, but the currency in these cases are in the form of prospects — not cash.
Takes a perfect mix of things, but that’s what happened this week in Cincinnati. I’m flying high!
Junior Lake, Matt Szczur, Christian Villanueva, and Mike Olt are all performing well at Iowa right now. That could mean help in the future in more ways than one.
Every non-Cub NL Central team is eligible to receive an extra, tradable pick tomorrow. Let’s discuss.
The Chicago Cubs’ GM was helming the ship for the San Diego Padres when they looked to buy back in 2010.
Theo Epstein has a long, decorated history as a buyer as the trade deadline nears. The Cubs should be buyers in the coming days, so a look-back is interesting.
Kyle Schwarber’s biggest challenge might be getting up to speed with the Cubs’ elite pitch-framing catchers.
While folks were busy griping about him and his contract, Lester was busy turning in great start after great start.
It’s easy to say that the pitching hasn’t been the Cubs’ problem and there won’t be enough arms available anyway. But that’s not exactly true, and it misses the point.
The Cubs have an eight-man pen, but there’s not necessarily an obvious guy to bounce when Soriano is ready.
Thoughts on failing to come through, Kyle Schwarber’s receiving, and Pedro Strop’s apparent struggles.
We get to do it all over again. It’s something just a little short of “hooray”, though, isn’t it? Given the circumstances?
Not too bad considering the mini-slump just before the break.
More than half of the selected All-Stars were representing the teams that originally signed or drafted them.
Big surprise, right? You thought he was good, and he was very good.
It’s been over 10 years since Sammy Sosa last participated. That 2004 Derby might’ve presaged what was to come.
Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant each make great cases to be the NL’s DH in the MLB All-Star Game.
The Cubs are creating scoring chances, but are not taking advantage of them.
The numbers don’t lie: Joe Maddon is one of the most beloved managers in baseball today.