Analysis and Commentary


Gleyber Torres is Rocking, But the Trade Was Still a Good One and Other Bullets

Gleyber Torres is Rocking, But the Trade Was Still a Good One and Other Bullets

We will never know what would or would not have been possible for the Cubs without Aroldis Chapman.

Cy Young Winner Announced Tonight: Can Hendricks or Lester Beat Scherzer?

Cy Young Winner Announced Tonight: Can Hendricks or Lester Beat Scherzer?

You can make the argument for any of them.


2016 Cubs Postseason Heroes, Part III: The Bullpen

2016 Cubs Postseason Heroes, Part III: The Bullpen

Aroldis Chapman stood out the most prominently, but was he the Cubs’ top reliever in the postseason?

by November 14, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Dexter Fowler and Jason Heyward slap gloves between innings.

Jason Heyward’s Presence Transformed the Cubs’ Outfield Defense

Jason Heyward’s defense in right field helped make his outfield teammates better.

by November 13, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Spin Rate, Curveballs, and Why Carl Edward Jr. and Mike Montgomery Are Exciting

Spin Rate, Curveballs, and Why Carl Edward Jr. and Mike Montgomery Are Exciting

A deeper dive on a couple Cubs pitchers who could be huge in 2017.

by November 13, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
There is a Team Defense Award and the Cubs … Did Not Win? And Other Bullets

There is a Team Defense Award and the Cubs … Did Not Win? And Other Bullets

That, uh, seems like a mistake.

2016 Cubs Postseason Heroes, Part II: The Rotation

2016 Cubs Postseason Heroes, Part II: The Rotation

The Cubs used four starting pitchers in the postseason – who did what, and what surprising storylines shook loose?

by November 10, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

The Guy Who Wasn’t Here for the Cubs’ Championship: Starlin Castro

The Guy Who Wasn’t Here for the Cubs’ Championship: Starlin Castro

Any sense of regret or sadness there?

by November 10, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Jake Arrieta Tweet, a Changing Strike Zone, a Head Tattoo, and Other Bullets

The Jake Arrieta Tweet, a Changing Strike Zone, a Head Tattoo, and Other Bullets

Jake Arrieta sent out a message yesterday that made the rounds. Also, is the strike zone going to formally shrink?

One Analysis Shows Cubs Could Have Significant Spending Flexibility

One Analysis Shows Cubs Could Have Significant Spending Flexibility

Whether they use it or not, the Cubs could be one of the most spending-flexible teams in baseball.

by November 9, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Addison Russell’s Elite Defense and Improving Bat and Other Bullets

Addison Russell’s Elite Defense and Improving Bat and Other Bullets

He didn’t win the Gold Glove last night, but Addison Russell is no less a stud.


2016 Cubs Postseason Heroes, Part I: The Position Players

2016 Cubs Postseason Heroes, Part I: The Position Players

Some of the Cubs’ leaders this postseason will not surprise you. Many might, though! For example? OPS leader: not who you’d expect.

by November 8, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs’ Jason Hammel Decision, and Jason Hammel’s Cubs Decision

The Cubs’ Jason Hammel Decision, and Jason Hammel’s Cubs Decision

How the decision to part ways was made, including Hammel’s reported role in that decision.