Analysis and Commentary


Let’s Talk a Little About Albert Almora and Walks

Let’s Talk a Little About Albert Almora and Walks

It’s been a very long time since Almora has taken a walk. Is that going to be a problem?

Soler’s Hot Streak, Love for Cubs Broadcasters, a Must-Read on Family, and Other Bullets

Soler’s Hot Streak, Love for Cubs Broadcasters, a Must-Read on Family, and Other Bullets

Jorge Soler is scorching hot. Cubs fans love their broadcasters. A must-read profile on a Cubs minor league consultant. And much more.


Laying Bare an Ugly Stretch of Cubs Baseball

Laying Bare an Ugly Stretch of Cubs Baseball

I didn’t know I was going to try and do the “step back and take a look” thing this morning until I started typing.

by May 24, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Say, Is Anthony Rizzo’s “Slump” Even a Slump?

Say, Is Anthony Rizzo’s “Slump” Even a Slump?

Let’s dig into the numbers to get a good sense of what’s actually going on.

by May 23, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
About That Bad Call on Javier Baez

About That Bad Call on Javier Baez

Looking at the rules … yeah, he should not have been called out.

The Buffer of Early Wins and the Tough Stretch Coming for the Cubs and Other Bullets

The Buffer of Early Wins and the Tough Stretch Coming for the Cubs and Other Bullets

Things don’t look so good now, but that’s why it’s especially good that the Cubs were so good early. Good? Good.

How Hector Rondon is Dominating With a 1-2 Strikeout Punch

How Hector Rondon is Dominating With a 1-2 Strikeout Punch

Hector Rondon has nearly doubled his strikeout rate because of the evolution of his pitch mix.

by May 22, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

Why Jon Lester’s Ugly Outing Doesn’t Concern Me at All and Other Bullets

Why Jon Lester’s Ugly Outing Doesn’t Concern Me at All and Other Bullets

At least a couple reasons, actually. Plus more on Heyward, Ramirez, the strike zone, and other stuff.

Jake Arrieta Just Keeps Cruising, Dominates Giants With “B Stuff” (VIDEO)

Jake Arrieta Just Keeps Cruising, Dominates Giants With “B Stuff” (VIDEO)

He is so, so very good.

Jorge Soler Had Himself a Great Night and Other Bullets

Jorge Soler Had Himself a Great Night and Other Bullets

It was great to see from a guy who’s had too few of those this year.

Cubs Playoff Odds Started High, Somehow Increased Dramatically

Cubs Playoff Odds Started High, Somehow Increased Dramatically

One of the largest increases in baseball, despite already starting so high. Ridiculous.

by May 20, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

So Far This Season, Wrigley Field is Playing Like an Extreme Pitcher’s Paradise

So Far This Season, Wrigley Field is Playing Like an Extreme Pitcher’s Paradise

Interesting to consider in relation to the Cubs’ performance.

by May 20, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Arrieta, Sale, and Kershaw as the Pitchers in Baseball and Other Bullets

Arrieta, Sale, and Kershaw as the Pitchers in Baseball and Other Bullets

Arrieta and Sale are truly magnificent. But right now, Kershaw is in another world. Plus more on yesterday’s loss, and miscellaneous fun.