Analysis and Commentary


Taking Stock of Potential Cubs Free Agent Targets: John Lackey

Taking Stock of Potential Cubs Free Agent Targets: John Lackey

We haven’t talked much about pitchers in their late-30s being a fit for the Cubs in recent years, but, in 2016, one might be.

Chicago Cubs Prospects Who Could Impact 2016

Chicago Cubs Prospects Who Could Impact 2016

Who are some of the Cubs’ upper-level prospects that could step in an help in 2016, should the opportunity arise?


The Most Overachieving – or Fortunate? – Rotations in Baseball in 2015

The Most Overachieving – or Fortunate? – Rotations in Baseball in 2015

The Cubs may have had one of the best rotations in baseball last year, but they weren’t the most fortunate.

The Very Early 2016 Steamer Projections Are Already Out (And the Cubs Look Good)

The Very Early 2016 Steamer Projections Are Already Out (And the Cubs Look Good)

Ridiculously early projections from Steamer600 suggest some Cubs are going to have big years. Again.

by November 15, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Taking Stock of Potential Cubs Free Agent Targets: Jason Heyward

Taking Stock of Potential Cubs Free Agent Targets: Jason Heyward

The top positional player on the market has been connected to the Cubs before. Is there really a fit for a $200 million corner outfielder?

GM Meetings Wrap Up, Feeling Out Continues, Pitching Depth and Other Bullets

GM Meetings Wrap Up, Feeling Out Continues, Pitching Depth and Other Bullets

With the week of feeling out at a close, the Cubs will move on to the next step. And I want to talk a little about pitching depth.

Scott Boras Speaks: Arrieta Extension, Bryant Service Time, Championship Phase, More

Scott Boras Speaks: Arrieta Extension, Bryant Service Time, Championship Phase, More

Is an extension going to be possible between the Cubs and their righty ace?


Taking Stock of Potential Cubs Free Agent Targets: Jeff Samardzija

Taking Stock of Potential Cubs Free Agent Targets: Jeff Samardzija

The biggest question, of course, is which pitcher are you getting?

Taking Stock of Potential Cubs Free Agent Targets: Mike Leake

Taking Stock of Potential Cubs Free Agent Targets: Mike Leake

Not the sexiest free agent arm out there, but one of the more consistently reliable.

Another Cubs-Alex Gordon Mention, and I’d Like to Discuss Dexter Fowler

Another Cubs-Alex Gordon Mention, and I’d Like to Discuss Dexter Fowler

Perhaps there’s no reasonable connection at all, but I think this should be discussed.

Statistical Leaders of the 2015 MLB Free Agency Class

Statistical Leaders of the 2015 MLB Free Agency Class

Wondering where the best free agents rank on various statistical leaderboards? You’ve come to the right place.

by November 10, 2015 Analysis and Commentary

Theo Epstein Cautions Against Lofty Financial Expectations, Suggests Creativity

Theo Epstein Cautions Against Lofty Financial Expectations, Suggests Creativity

The Cubs can and will do some things this offseason. But don’t let your mind run too wild.

Taking Stock of Potential Cubs Free Agent Targets: Zack Greinke

Taking Stock of Potential Cubs Free Agent Targets: Zack Greinke

Coming of an absurd 2015 season, Greinke has learned to pitch at an elite level without an elite fastball. That tends to be a good sign.

The Year Without Rick Renteria, Who is Back in the Game

The Year Without Rick Renteria, Who is Back in the Game

It was the largely unspoken bitter part of the Cubs’ almost exclusively sweet run in 2015.

Another Set of Free Agent Dollar Projections to Consider

Another Set of Free Agent Dollar Projections to Consider

Jon Heyman’s annual projections are usually fairly solid, and this year’s set provides a lot of food for thought.