Analysis and Commentary


Chris Coghlan’s Long Season and His Return to the Cubs … Again

Chris Coghlan’s Long Season and His Return to the Cubs … Again

Chris Coghlan is expected back from the disabled list today.

With His Latest Gem, Kyle Hendricks Has Become the Cubs Leader in WAR

With His Latest Gem, Kyle Hendricks Has Become the Cubs Leader in WAR

The most productive pitcher on the Cubs right now.


So, is Addison Russell’s Ridiculous, Game-Saving Catch Going to Be the Cubs Play of the Year?

So, is Addison Russell’s Ridiculous, Game-Saving Catch Going to Be the Cubs Play of the Year?

What’s your play of the year so far for the Cubs?

The Cubs’ Magic Number Falls to 18 … and It’s Still August!

The Cubs’ Magic Number Falls to 18 … and It’s Still August!

That’s really good. And we can enjoy counting down from here.

by August 31, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
September Call-Ups: Timing, Considerations, Roster Rules, and Who Might Get the Call

September Call-Ups: Timing, Considerations, Roster Rules, and Who Might Get the Call

The Cubs could have a full house come mid-September.

Kris Bryant is Your Leaderboard

Kris Bryant is Your Leaderboard

The Cubs’ star third baseman/outfielder is all over the top of the NL leaderboards.

by August 29, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Kris Bryant May Have Something in Common with Stan Musial – Sorry Cardinals Fans

Kris Bryant May Have Something in Common with Stan Musial – Sorry Cardinals Fans

Bryant’s big year is historically unique.


Joe Maddon is Not Opposed to Six-Man Rotation for the Cubs

Joe Maddon is Not Opposed to Six-Man Rotation for the Cubs

That could mean more starts for Mike Montgomery down the stretch, and rest for the regulars.

The End of August and the Playoff Roster Rules – Who is Eligible?

The End of August and the Playoff Roster Rules – Who is Eligible?

Who is going to be eligible for the Cubs’ 25-man postseason roster when the time comes?

Playoff Referendums, Baez’s Mistake, Heyward’s Heat, and Other Bullets

Playoff Referendums, Baez’s Mistake, Heyward’s Heat, and Other Bullets

I don’t think this weekend’s series loss says a whole lot of anything, but there are interesting things to discuss all the same.

Javy Baez’s Best Position is Wherever They’re Going to Hit the Ball

Javy Baez’s Best Position is Wherever They’re Going to Hit the Ball

He’s good enough to have a set position, but, in some ways, he’s *too* good to have a set position.

by August 26, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

Arrieta’s Slider, Chapman’s Results, Almora’s Hand, and Other Bullets

Arrieta’s Slider, Chapman’s Results, Almora’s Hand, and Other Bullets

Jake Arrieta has been succeeding this year without one of his defining 2015 pitches.

Cubs Off-Day Check-In: I’m Running Out of Ways to Say “They’re Doing Great!”

Cubs Off-Day Check-In: I’m Running Out of Ways to Say “They’re Doing Great!”

The Cubs’ postseason odds are up from 100% to 100%. Er, um …

by August 25, 2016 Analysis and Commentary