Analysis and Commentary


The Cubs Continue to Limit Hard Contact – Including The Sixth Man in the Rotation

The Cubs Continue to Limit Hard Contact – Including The Sixth Man in the Rotation

The three guys at the top of the Cubs’ rotation have been hard to hit this year. And so has that new guy.

by September 12, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Addison Russell Reaches the 20 Homer Plateau, an Incredibly Impressive Feat

Addison Russell Reaches the 20 Homer Plateau, an Incredibly Impressive Feat

The 22-year-old shortstop has already secured a notable place in Cubs history.


A Good Thing You Haven’t Noticed: A Look At Jorge Soler’s Defensive Progress

A Good Thing You Haven’t Noticed: A Look At Jorge Soler’s Defensive Progress

Jorge Soler hasn’t been a butcher in the outfield, but where can he stand to make some improvements?

by September 11, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Eloy Jimenez Named to BA’s Minor League All-Star First Team

Eloy Jimenez Named to BA’s Minor League All-Star First Team

A huge breakout year for a huge prospect.

The Recent Positive Offensive Bump for Jason Heyward Has Faded

The Recent Positive Offensive Bump for Jason Heyward Has Faded

Although there was a nice little stretch there in late August, it hasn’t carried over into September.

by September 9, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
On the Importance of Pro Scouting

On the Importance of Pro Scouting

Something you’ll want to read today while you wait for tonight’s game.

Cubs Off-Day Check-In: Noun – Verb – Adverb – Cubs – Good – Something

Cubs Off-Day Check-In: Noun – Verb – Adverb – Cubs – Good – Something

We’re running out of words to describe this team.


By One Measure, Carl Edwards Jr. Ranks Among the Best in Baseball

By One Measure, Carl Edwards Jr. Ranks Among the Best in Baseball

You knew Edwards had been good, but did you know why?

by September 8, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Jason Hammel’s Ugly Outing(s) and the Looming Questions

Jason Hammel’s Ugly Outing(s) and the Looming Questions

When it comes to the playoff roster, where is this all going?

Kyle Hendricks’ Vanishing ERA and Other Bullets

Kyle Hendricks’ Vanishing ERA and Other Bullets

Ever wonder how Hendricks’ current run stacks up with Jake Arrieta’s killer run last year?

With the Game on the Line, Addison Russell Once Again Shows Off What it is to Be Clutch

With the Game on the Line, Addison Russell Once Again Shows Off What it is to Be Clutch

7th inning, bases loaded, Addison Russell wins the game. That’s pretty much the plot from the last two games.


The Cubs’ Bullpen Glut is Swelling Again and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Bullpen Glut is Swelling Again and Other Bullets

Could make for some fun debates down the stretch.

Chris Coghlan’s Long Season and His Return to the Cubs … Again

Chris Coghlan’s Long Season and His Return to the Cubs … Again

Chris Coghlan is expected back from the disabled list today.