What does the timing look like, and how valuable might the piece be for the Cubs?
Analysis and Commentary
To my untrained eye, I saw a guy who could be a big league starter, albeit in a back-end role.
Samardzija’s was an interesting story from beginning to end with the Cubs, repeatedly making me feel stupid in the best way possible.
The Cubs have a number of interesting options, including lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, whom they just added to the 40-man roster.
Ever wonder how frequently the Cubs are “in contention” come the Fourth of July? Spoiler alert: it’s not often.
Are there real, meaningful implications of the Cubs’ sweep of the Red Sox? Is there meaning here, or are we just reaching?
Does it mean anything? Other than the fact that we jumped the gun on anticipating action?
Folks are catching on to just how good Arrieta has been. Again and again and again.
He didn’t get great results Saturday night, and his June 1 start in Milwaukee was a disaster. But what about in-between? And what about arbitrary endpoints?
Rizzo has been unquestionably fantastic this year, and his approach at the plate embodies the Cubs’ philosophy.
Wells was a breakout starter for the Cubs in 2009. What’s he up to these days, what does he think of his time with the Cubs?
Small sample, sure. But the results are consistent with apparent approach changes and obviously excellent stuff.
Jake Arrieta dominated the Phillies last night, which gives us a chance to enjoy some numerical cake.
I’m glad to hear it, but, when you look at the numbers, it seems pretty obvious.
Any way you slice the numbers, Valbuena has been crazy good and crazy valuable. So what does his future hold?
The Pirates got an attendance bump from top prospect Gregory Polanco, but not as much as you might think.