Who hit the ball the hardest this year? The softest? The pull-iest?
Category: Analysis and Commentary
Closers come from strange places, and maybe that’ll be the case for the Cubs in 2018, too.
Another former Cardinals starter? It could happen.
If you want to have more flexibility with when you yank your starting pitchers, you better have a ton of reliever depth that can be moved around.
The 25-year-old righty was supposed to be a depth starter/swing guy for the Cubs in 2017, but injuries derailed his season.
The next Andrew Miller? Maybe not, but the Cubs should still be interested.
If it meant another $20 million to spend on free agents every year, would you support it?
A big day looms tomorrow. Today, a big discussion on a troubled statistic.
If you could protect only one of the Cubs’ realistically on-the-trade-block young players, who would it be?
Darvish, Arrieta, Davis, and others, let’s take a look at some free agent performance projections. They aren’t all that kind.
The 27-year-old righty has tremendous numbers away from Coors Field and fantastic contact-management numbers. So why’s he projected to get only a two-year deal?
How can you justify a first place vote for Bryant this year? Well, the method for doing so actually raises an interesting question about value.
With so much of the young core – and Theo Epstein – under team control for four more years, you can see where this window might end.
Justin Wilson looks ready to bounce back in a BIG way. Please?
Darvish is arguably the top free agent arm on the market, and the Cubs need arms. Natural fit, right?
Some surprises are good, others are bad.
With so much turnover coming in the bullpen, should the Cubs hang onto one of their few reliable arms from 2017?
I’m not comparing the two as players, mind you, but it’s something that came across my radar.
On the whole, it was pretty good, wasn’t it? Also: bullpen tender decisions to be made.
A three-team trade proposal that totally makes sense for the Giants and Marlins, but extremely not-so-much for the Cubs.
Should Bryant and Contreras have gotten some love for their big bats this season? Also: the best and worst calls of the year, and more.
The stars have aligned on this one, but is it really a perfect fit?
Someone in here will wind up in Chicago. Who will it be? And how much will he make? So many guys to discuss.
The new man who’ll be tasked with reinventing the Cubs’ pitching staff has had a whole lot of success before.
At worst, it’s just not an advisable path. At best, maybe it’s a cheap fifth starter bridge situation? Maybe? Maybe?
Reed is a pretty tantalizing relief target, but has some serious questions.