Analysis and Commentary


Roster Move Due Today, as the Cubs Have 26 Players on a 25-Man Roster

Roster Move Due Today, as the Cubs Have 26 Players on a 25-Man Roster

Trevor Cahill came up yesterday as the 26th man and was great. Now the Cubs have to make a move.

How Would Jonathan Papelbon Fit in the Mix and Other Bullets

How Would Jonathan Papelbon Fit in the Mix and Other Bullets

There really doesn’t seem to be a ton of downside risk when you really think about it.


Cubs Off-Day Check-In: Everything’s Better Than Ever, if You Can Believe It

Cubs Off-Day Check-In: Everything’s Better Than Ever, if You Can Believe It

It might be hard to see after the last two days, but everything is up across the board for the Cubs.

by August 15, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Let’s Talk About the Cubs Bullpen: Edwards, Smith, Cahill, Rondon, Strop, Papelbon, More

Let’s Talk About the Cubs Bullpen: Edwards, Smith, Cahill, Rondon, Strop, Papelbon, More

Lots to dig into after yesterday’s game, and with various injury and performance bits.

Addison Russell’s Beautiful At Bat Ends with a Beautiful Homer (VIDEO)

Addison Russell’s Beautiful At Bat Ends with a Beautiful Homer (VIDEO)

It was the at bat of a mature, patient hitter … ready to explode a mistake. It’s already been a great year for Russell.

The Cubs’ 11-Game Winning Streak and the One That Came Before and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ 11-Game Winning Streak and the One That Came Before and Other Bullets

When was the last time the Cubs topped an 11-game winning streak?

Lots of Fun with the Cubs Homer Party: Soler, Baez, Contreras, and Szczur for Two

Lots of Fun with the Cubs Homer Party: Soler, Baez, Contreras, and Szczur for Two

Wow. I actually wound up writing a lot about these guys.


Odds Say the Chicago Cubs Have a 1 in 5 Shot of Making History

Odds Say the Chicago Cubs Have a 1 in 5 Shot of Making History

And, statistically speaking, a 100% chance of making the playoffs.

by August 11, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs Have The Best Defense in MLB, And It Isn’t Even Close

The Cubs Have The Best Defense in MLB, And It Isn’t Even Close

The Cubs aren’t just a good team defensively. They’re crazy good.

by August 11, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
John Lackey Has Been One of the Most Prolific Starters in Baseball This Year

John Lackey Has Been One of the Most Prolific Starters in Baseball This Year

John Lackey hasn’t just been durable this year. He’s been really good.

Willson Contreras is Getting Better and Better Behind the Plate and Other Bullets

Willson Contreras is Getting Better and Better Behind the Plate and Other Bullets

Imagining the possible future for Contreras is a whole lot of fun.


Tommy La Stella Speaks: He Doesn’t Want to Play Anywhere Except with the Cubs

Tommy La Stella Speaks: He Doesn’t Want to Play Anywhere Except with the Cubs

There’s so much to unpack. There’s so much that’s hard to understand. Where do things go from here?

Jorge Soler’s Powerful Return, and the Ever-Present Performance and Roster Questions

Jorge Soler’s Powerful Return, and the Ever-Present Performance and Roster Questions

Jorge Soler is back, and this weekend he crushed it. Now things get complicated again.