Analysis and Commentary


Chicago Cubs Top Future Power Rankings – They Are Good Now, Will Continue to Be Good

Chicago Cubs Top Future Power Rankings – They Are Good Now, Will Continue to Be Good

The present looks nice. And the future looks really nice, too. That’s nice.

by July 13, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Stretching Out Pitchers for the Cubs for a Variety of Reasons and Other Bullets

Stretching Out Pitchers for the Cubs for a Variety of Reasons and Other Bullets

The Cubs need some backup plans for the rotation, just in case. But could it also help the bullpen?


Tracking the Progressive Improvement of Jason Heyward’s Offense in the First Half

Tracking the Progressive Improvement of Jason Heyward’s Offense in the First Half

What’s behind Jason Heyward’s recent increase in offensive production?

by July 11, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Report Suggests Dan Vogelbach Could Interest Yankees – Would a Reliever Trade Work?

Report Suggests Dan Vogelbach Could Interest Yankees – Would a Reliever Trade Work?

Is there a fit here between the Cubs and Yankees?

Chopping Up the Cubs First Half and Other Bullets

Chopping Up the Cubs First Half and Other Bullets

The Cubs have had some good stretches and bad stretches. Chopping it up is much less useful than examining causes.

Jake Arrieta’s Mixed Outing, the Siren of the Upcoming Break, and Other Bullets

Jake Arrieta’s Mixed Outing, the Siren of the Upcoming Break, and Other Bullets

The results were bad, but the look was pretty good.

Repaying a Cosmic Debt and Other Bullets

Repaying a Cosmic Debt and Other Bullets

Taking in last night’s loss, after a long stretch of taking things in.


Willson Contreras Will Catch Jon Lester, is Making Quite an Impression

Willson Contreras Will Catch Jon Lester, is Making Quite an Impression

A young star on the rise for the Cubs, and the sky is the limit.

by July 7, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
How You Can Have Confidence in the Eventual Cubs Bullpen and Other Bullets

How You Can Have Confidence in the Eventual Cubs Bullpen and Other Bullets

Not what the bullpen is now. But what it will be. Also: how about Adam Warren’s outing?

Watch the Cubs Homer Party, and Note Addison Russell’s Recent Offensive Explosion

Watch the Cubs Homer Party, and Note Addison Russell’s Recent Offensive Explosion

The Cubs exploded for four home runs yesterday, but it’s Addison Russell who deserves our attention.

Moving Past an Ugly Series, Wondering on Roster Moves, and Other Bullets

Moving Past an Ugly Series, Wondering on Roster Moves, and Other Bullets

Will the Cubs bring up some relief help today? And how do you get past such a disappointing, ugly series in New York?


The Strike Zone, the Arrieta Adjustments, the Losses, and Other Bullets

The Strike Zone, the Arrieta Adjustments, the Losses, and Other Bullets

It’s been a tough stretch. There’s just no way around it.

Jake Arrieta is the Best Hitting Pitcher in Baseball This Year By a Mile

Jake Arrieta is the Best Hitting Pitcher in Baseball This Year By a Mile

Jake Arrieta would be an excellent hitting corner outfielder this year.

by July 2, 2016 Analysis and Commentary