Analysis and Commentary


The Curse of Being Good and Other Bullets

The Curse of Being Good and Other Bullets

The loss was frustrating, but aren’t they always these days?

Starlin Castro’s Resurgence, New Stance & Rising WAR Number

Starlin Castro’s Resurgence, New Stance & Rising WAR Number

Starlin Castro is hitting .364 and slugging .545 in his last 26 games. Are some stance adjustments helping him?

by September 11, 2015 Analysis and Commentary

Dexter Fowler and the 2016 Center Field Question

Dexter Fowler and the 2016 Center Field Question

Everyone’s rightly happy with Dexter Fowler, and, theoretically, would be happy to have him back next year, too. But it’s not that simple.

Looking Ahead: Cubs Rotation Could Line Up Well Down The Stretch

Looking Ahead: Cubs Rotation Could Line Up Well Down The Stretch

Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta are projected to face the Pirates twice in the next three weeks.

by September 7, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
On Kyle Schwarber’s Eventual Return and the NL Central Race and Other Bullets

On Kyle Schwarber’s Eventual Return and the NL Central Race and Other Bullets

The desire to get a big bat back in there has to be balanced against the importance of the games.

Jake Arrieta is Having One of the Best Cubs Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Jake Arrieta is Having One of the Best Cubs Seasons in the Last 30 Years

Jake Arrieta finds himself among the likes of Greg Maddux with as well as he has pitched in 2015.

by September 5, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Cubs’ TV and Radio Ratings Continue to Blow Up Post-All-Star Break

Cubs’ TV and Radio Ratings Continue to Blow Up Post-All-Star Break

The Cubs have played great since the All-Star Break and fans are tuning in to check them out in a big way.


Second Guessing (Or Not) the Decisions to Walk (Or Not Walk) Joey Votto to Load the Bases

Second Guessing (Or Not) the Decisions to Walk (Or Not Walk) Joey Votto to Load the Bases

Who likes open discussions about things that need not necessarily be absolutely right or absolutely wrong?

by September 3, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
BT at BP: Wrigley Attendance Climbing, Cubs Top Road Draw

BT at BP: Wrigley Attendance Climbing, Cubs Top Road Draw

The Cubs are very popular once again. And it’s nice.

by August 31, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Everything You Need to Know About Today’s Deadline, Playoff Eligibility, and September Call-Ups

Everything You Need to Know About Today’s Deadline, Playoff Eligibility, and September Call-Ups

Today is a deadline, though it might not be what you thought. The possibility of the playoffs generates an entirely different September then we’re used to.

Jake Arrieta is Incredible, Residual No-Hitter Fun, History Secured, and Other Bullets

Jake Arrieta is Incredible, Residual No-Hitter Fun, History Secured, and Other Bullets

More love for Arrieta, more historical context, and more fun times to be a Cubs fan.


Fernando Rodney Debuted, Let’s Re-Imagine His Role in the Cubs Bullpen

Fernando Rodney Debuted, Let’s Re-Imagine His Role in the Cubs Bullpen

Adding Fernando Rodney could have a domino effect in the bullpen if he does one simple thing in relief.

by August 30, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Discussing Jon Lester’s Season in a Meaningful Way and Other Bullets

Discussing Jon Lester’s Season in a Meaningful Way and Other Bullets

His start last night was not as bad as the final result, which seems to often be the case with Lester this year.