Analysis and Commentary


Current Ben Zobrist is the Best Ben Zobrist and Other Bullets

Current Ben Zobrist is the Best Ben Zobrist and Other Bullets

Zobrist is playing at his highest level in years, and it looks legit. Rizzo gets an extra hit, Hammel for president, and much more.

Enjoy Reading About the Cubs Being Good at Everything

Enjoy Reading About the Cubs Being Good at Everything

A “no weakness” team, as it were.

by May 10, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

Kris Bryant, Javy Baez, and the Optimal Defensive Alignment and Other Bullets

Kris Bryant, Javy Baez, and the Optimal Defensive Alignment and Other Bullets

Baez and third and Bryant in left seems to be the defensive order of the day, when the day calls for defense.

Pitchers Beware: Kris Bryant Is Making Significantly More Contact

Pitchers Beware: Kris Bryant Is Making Significantly More Contact

See how Kris Bryant slashed his strikeout rate, while making contact at a more consistent level.

by May 9, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
How Aggressive is Too Aggressive? On the Jason Heyward Send (VIDEO)

How Aggressive is Too Aggressive? On the Jason Heyward Send (VIDEO)

Was that send in the 11th inning really that bad?

by May 9, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Nationals Weren’t Too Happy About the Cubs’ Plan to Walk Bryce Harper Repeatedly

The Nationals Weren’t Too Happy About the Cubs’ Plan to Walk Bryce Harper Repeatedly

Were the Cubs “scared”? Were they wrong? Or do the Nationals simply need to adjust? Can you imagine trying that against the Cubs?

It’s Almost Difficult to Describe the Cubs’ Blistering Hot Start and Other Bullets

It’s Almost Difficult to Describe the Cubs’ Blistering Hot Start and Other Bullets

You have to use the word “incredible” so many times that it nearly loses all meaning.


Lucky or Good (or Both): Cubs Pitchers Are Among The Best At Stranding Runners

Lucky or Good (or Both): Cubs Pitchers Are Among The Best At Stranding Runners

Cubs pitchers are walking a tightrope between skill and luck with their league-best strand rate.

by May 8, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Happy Mother’s Day, Happy Jake Arrieta Day, Mike Trout Trade Talk, and Other Bullets

Happy Mother’s Day, Happy Jake Arrieta Day, Mike Trout Trade Talk, and Other Bullets

Lots of fun stuff today, and you’re hopefully celebrating a mom somewhere.

Wake Up and Watch Addison Russell Win it in Front of Bryce Harper

Wake Up and Watch Addison Russell Win it in Front of Bryce Harper

Put the ball in play, and good things can happen. Russell’s quietly improving a ton at the plate.

Wind? What Wind? Kris Bryant Crushes 423-Foot Homer to Left (VIDEO)

Wind? What Wind? Kris Bryant Crushes 423-Foot Homer to Left (VIDEO)

Bryant is improving his offensive game this year, if you can believe it.


Dexter Fowler’s Crazy Catch, and Dramatically Improved Defense

Dexter Fowler’s Crazy Catch, and Dramatically Improved Defense

It’s early, but some changes in Fowler’s defensive positioning are paying off so far.

DRA is Back and Updated – Cubs Pitchers Not Where You’d Expect

DRA is Back and Updated – Cubs Pitchers Not Where You’d Expect

Jon Lester, not Jake Arrieta, leads the way among the starters.

by May 7, 2016 Analysis and Commentary