July marked the end of the period where players can freely be traded – but that’s not necessarily the end of all trading.
Analysis and Commentary
The Wild Card race comes into heavy focus this week for all three teams. I hope you’re prepared.
Jason Motte has struggled with his fastball and it might let Hector Rondon take back his closer’s role.
Neil Ramirez might not be OK right now. The bullpen, as a whole, has some issues.
The former Cubs catcher talks about an infrequently-discussed, but often-argued unwritten rule.
Some of the wildest swings you’ll see in a single game.
A big signing back in the 2012 offseason, Jackson never quite worked out with the Cubs. I learned some lessons.
Even as you recognize one series doesn’t tell you *that* much about a team, you also have to recognize how harmful that sweep was.
Does it still count as being a witness to a no-hitter if you had to leave early for some reason?
The Cubs may have ruined my evening yesterday, but that’s a small price to pay for a season that’s a hell of a lot better than the five that came before it.
Quality pitching has been costly in July, but the currency in these cases are in the form of prospects — not cash.
Takes a perfect mix of things, but that’s what happened this week in Cincinnati. I’m flying high!
Junior Lake, Matt Szczur, Christian Villanueva, and Mike Olt are all performing well at Iowa right now. That could mean help in the future in more ways than one.
Every non-Cub NL Central team is eligible to receive an extra, tradable pick tomorrow. Let’s discuss.
The Chicago Cubs’ GM was helming the ship for the San Diego Padres when they looked to buy back in 2010.
Theo Epstein has a long, decorated history as a buyer as the trade deadline nears. The Cubs should be buyers in the coming days, so a look-back is interesting.
Kyle Schwarber’s biggest challenge might be getting up to speed with the Cubs’ elite pitch-framing catchers.
While folks were busy griping about him and his contract, Lester was busy turning in great start after great start.
It’s easy to say that the pitching hasn’t been the Cubs’ problem and there won’t be enough arms available anyway. But that’s not exactly true, and it misses the point.
The Cubs have an eight-man pen, but there’s not necessarily an obvious guy to bounce when Soriano is ready.