Analysis and Commentary


Why Jason Heyward is Where the Cubs Should Put Their Money and Other Bullets

Why Jason Heyward is Where the Cubs Should Put Their Money and Other Bullets

There’s simply too much to like to not take this very seriously. You can only sign guys when they’re available.

Today is the Tender Deadline: Will the Cubs Keep Everyone? Trades Around the League?

Today is the Tender Deadline: Will the Cubs Keep Everyone? Trades Around the League?

Travis Wood could be the closest call for the Cubs today, but he was so valuable last year in his swing role …


Let’s Have a Little Chat About Jason Heyward

Let’s Have a Little Chat About Jason Heyward

On the day that David Price reportedly agreed to a monster deal, why not chat about a different possible monster deal?

Javier Baez’s Dramatic Plate Discipline and Batted Ball Improvements

Javier Baez’s Dramatic Plate Discipline and Batted Ball Improvements

Prepare to be encouraged.

by December 1, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Cubs Pitching Search Rumors: Going for Two, Shields, Ross, Price, Samardzija, Cueto, More

Cubs Pitching Search Rumors: Going for Two, Shields, Ross, Price, Samardzija, Cueto, More

The latest rumors and speculation on the pitching side for the Cubs – so many options, so little time.

Getting to Know New Cubs Reliever Rex Brothers

Getting to Know New Cubs Reliever Rex Brothers

Rex Brothers is a high-risk, high-reward lefty who has the ability to miss bats, but also to miss the plate altogether.

Offseason Reset: Cubs Moves, Needs, and the Coming Surge of Activity

Offseason Reset: Cubs Moves, Needs, and the Coming Surge of Activity

How has the offseason looked so far for the Cubs and the rest of baseball … and what’s on deck?


Let’s Break Down a Suggested Cubs-Braves Trade Involving Shelby Miller and Prospects

Let’s Break Down a Suggested Cubs-Braves Trade Involving Shelby Miller and Prospects

How much is Miller worth in trade? Is there a deal the Cubs could make that wouldn’t make you scream?

Must Read on Jon Lester and Pitch Sequencing, Plus Bonus Matt Harvey Visual

Must Read on Jon Lester and Pitch Sequencing, Plus Bonus Matt Harvey Visual

Lester is one of the best in baseball at using his pitches well together.

by November 28, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Trevor Cahill’s Preference is to Find a Starting Job, But Open to Bullpen

Trevor Cahill’s Preference is to Find a Starting Job, But Open to Bullpen

Is there still a fit with the Cubs, then? What would Cahill’s highest and best use be?

Is Jake Arrieta the Second Best Pitcher in Baseball? And Other Bullets

Is Jake Arrieta the Second Best Pitcher in Baseball? And Other Bullets

Behind only Clayton Kershaw? We’re not talking awards here, just overall.


How Have $100 Million Pitchers Fared After Signing Their Big Deal? Were They Worth It?

How Have $100 Million Pitchers Fared After Signing Their Big Deal? Were They Worth It?

Several pitchers could ink contracts in the $100 million dollar range this offseason, but how have the previous 16 fared?

by November 24, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Dexter Fowler’s Skills Might Be Most Valuable to the Cubs

Dexter Fowler’s Skills Might Be Most Valuable to the Cubs

Dexter Fowler might be more valuable to the Cubs than any other team who could court him this offseason.