The loss sucked in some way, but there a lot of good things happened, too. In the end, what can we really take away?
Analysis and Commentary
Hopeful is probably too strong of a word. Interested? Excited? I think I could go as far as excited.
On paper, is the 2014 roster actually an improvement over the 2013 version?
Money that baseball operations didn’t spend this year could have a dramatic impact in the near future.
With the positional players set for Opening Day, what might the Cubs’ lineup variations look like?
The story of Castro’s rise and fall, and the importance of his near-term future.
Who could still make the team? What areas are full? How do the Cubs deal with the infield glut?
Power is becoming harder to find in the big league game, but the Cubs are doing exceedingly well there.
Now as high as 8.3%, according to Baseball Prospectus. It pays to be (relatively) healthy.
If Mike Olt emerges as the starter at third, and Darwin Barney holds the job at second, is Valbuena just a bench guy?
The Chicago Cubs Financial Story: the Payroll, the Debt, and the Syncing of Baseball and Business Plans
A comprehensive look at the complicated financial realities of the rebuild in Chicago.
Arrieta has successfully thrown live BP, but he’s likely to start the year on the DL. Let’s discuss the fill-in candidates.