Analysis and Commentary

There is No Modern Face of Baseball? Well, How About Kris Bryant?

There is No Modern Face of Baseball? Well, How About Kris Bryant?

For a sport searching for a national identity, perhaps a guy like Kris Bryant can help carry the torch.

by April 6, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
Fun with Albert Almora Jr.’s Catch: Usually a HR, Adams Robbed Before, Gift for Mom

Fun with Albert Almora Jr.’s Catch: Usually a HR, Adams Robbed Before, Gift for Mom

No game today? That’s fine. Because there’s still a ton to enjoy about Almora’s highlight reel catch from last night!


Jake Arrieta’s First Start Went Extremely Well

Jake Arrieta’s First Start Went Extremely Well

That was just all kinds of wonderful to see after an offseason of questions. Let’s break it down.

by April 5, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
There Exists a Simulation Where the 2017 Cubs Win Just 65 Games (2 in 5000, Actually!)

There Exists a Simulation Where the 2017 Cubs Win Just 65 Games (2 in 5000, Actually!)

It’s theoretically possible that the Cubs could be terrible. But my heavens is it unlikely.

by April 4, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
Mike Montgomery’s Evolution and Potential as a Cubs Reliever

Mike Montgomery’s Evolution and Potential as a Cubs Reliever

Mike Montgomery might not be starting now, but he brings tremendous value and breakout potential no matter where the Cubs decide to use him.

by April 4, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
Another Year of Closely Watching Jake Arrieta’s Command and Other Bullets

Another Year of Closely Watching Jake Arrieta’s Command and Other Bullets

One of the most fun pitchers in baseball to watch – and one of the most difficult to predict.


How Often Will Javy Baez Start at Second? Was Last Night a Signal?

How Often Will Javy Baez Start at Second? Was Last Night a Signal?

If Javy Baez was the starting second baseman on Opening Night, does that mean he’ll be more of a regular out there than we expected?

Cubs Have Sixth Highest Opening Day Payroll – Still Room Under the Luxury Tax to Make Additions?

Cubs Have Sixth Highest Opening Day Payroll – Still Room Under the Luxury Tax to Make Additions?

The answer to that question is actually fairly complicated.

About That Dexter Fowler Slide

About That Dexter Fowler Slide

I don’t think it was a dirty slide, but Fowler’s takeout move last night appeared to be illegal.

by April 3, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
The Bright Side of Last Night’s Cubs Loss? You Still Feel Feelings

The Bright Side of Last Night’s Cubs Loss? You Still Feel Feelings

On some level, isn’t it nice to know that the World Series win didn’t completely change your ability to get into these games?

by April 3, 2017 Analysis and Commentary

Then You Are Not The Thing You Were

Then You Are Not The Thing You Were

Five months ago, we changed. Today, as Chicago Cubs fans, we begin as something new.

by April 2, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
The Regular Season Starts TOMORROW – Want to Know the Cubs’ Playoff Odds?

The Regular Season Starts TOMORROW – Want to Know the Cubs’ Playoff Odds?

The Cubs are already a favorite to win the NL Central, but they are not necessarily the favorite to win the World Series …

by April 1, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
Launch Angle, the Fly Ball Revolution, and the Increasing Importance of Outfield Defense

Launch Angle, the Fly Ball Revolution, and the Increasing Importance of Outfield Defense

It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens to fly-ball approaches this year with the Cubs and around baseball. And with outfield defenses.

by March 31, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
Rondon’s Spring Issues Persist, Concern is Fair, Anderson’s D-, and Other Bullets

Rondon’s Spring Issues Persist, Concern is Fair, Anderson’s D-, and Other Bullets

Yes, it’s fair to be nervous about Hector Rondon right now.

Kyle Schwarber, Catcher, Nails a Runner Trying to Steal, Then Has a Humorous Moment at First (VIDEOS)

Kyle Schwarber, Catcher, Nails a Runner Trying to Steal, Then Has a Humorous Moment at First (VIDEOS)

Kyle Schwarber got in some action behind the plate last night, and showed off his arm.