Analysis and Commentary


Fun With Last Night’s Cubs Win, the Hot Start to the Season, and the Relentless Offense

Fun With Last Night’s Cubs Win, the Hot Start to the Season, and the Relentless Offense

The Cubs were relentless last night, and that’s how it’s been all season so far.

Javier Baez Nearing Return, But Into What Role? And Other Bullets

Javier Baez Nearing Return, But Into What Role? And Other Bullets

Javier Baez will be a super utility guy for the Cubs, but what exactly is that going to look like?


BP’s Top 175 Players Under Age 25 is Loaded with Cubs Players and Prospects

BP’s Top 175 Players Under Age 25 is Loaded with Cubs Players and Prospects

Kris Bryant is up top for the Cubs at number 12 overall.

by April 13, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Chicago Cubs’ Bullpen Has Had a Killer Start to the Season

The Chicago Cubs’ Bullpen Has Had a Killer Start to the Season

You can argue that this has been the best bullpen in baseball. And it looks good for the rest of the season, too.

by April 13, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Impact of the Schwarber Injury on Soler, Baez, Almora, and Contreras

The Impact of the Schwarber Injury on Soler, Baez, Almora, and Contreras

There are some obvious, and some maybe not-so-obvious, implications of being without Kyle Schwarber.

by April 12, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Baseball Sunday #4: 61*, The Rookie, Fever Pitch, Moneyball, 42

Baseball Sunday #4: 61*, The Rookie, Fever Pitch, Moneyball, 42

The most recent baseball movies on the list, and several you’ve probably seen recently.

by April 10, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

Offense Popping Without Pop, Nasty Pitches, and Other Bullets

Offense Popping Without Pop, Nasty Pitches, and Other Bullets

The Cubs are scoring plenty even without the benefit of the long ball. Also: nasty pitches for miles.

Dexter Fowler is Pulling the Ball More than Ever with Great Results

Dexter Fowler is Pulling the Ball More than Ever with Great Results

Dexter Fowler isn’t exactly pull happy, but the numbers suggest good things happen when he hooks the ball.

by April 9, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Impact of the Loss of Kyle Schwarber, and What Comes Next

The Impact of the Loss of Kyle Schwarber, and What Comes Next

It’ll be a long road back for Schwarber, and the Cubs will do their best to fill the hole this season.

by April 9, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

Wake Up and Wonder What the Cubs Were Doing on This Play (VIDEO)

Wake Up and Wonder What the Cubs Were Doing on This Play (VIDEO)

Some bad baserunning cost the Cubs a great scoring chance in the middle innings last night.

Ask Away: Four-Man Rotations, Kris Bryant in Left Field, Star Wars, Podcasts and More

Ask Away: Four-Man Rotations, Kris Bryant in Left Field, Star Wars, Podcasts and More

What happens in the outfield now? What is Michael’s craziest Star Wars theory? What’s up with four-man rotations?

by April 8, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
John Lackey’s Pitches Were Up, and, Thus, Punished

John Lackey’s Pitches Were Up, and, Thus, Punished

Sometimes, there’s no great mystery to what happened.

by April 8, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
We Knew Quality Depth Was Important Long Before Any Injuries Occurred and Other Bullets

We Knew Quality Depth Was Important Long Before Any Injuries Occurred and Other Bullets

It didn’t take an injury for us to be happy about the Cubs’ quality depth … and that’s why it’s logically consistent to still be bummed today.