Analysis and Commentary


On the Aroldis Chapman Trade, Theo Epstein’s Comments, and Moving Forward

On the Aroldis Chapman Trade, Theo Epstein’s Comments, and Moving Forward

Where things stand after the trade, and the process that went into it.

When You Debate Joe Maddon, You’re Usually Wrong and Other Bullets

When You Debate Joe Maddon, You’re Usually Wrong and Other Bullets

About that controversial pinch-running decision last night. I’m open to the possibility that we’re all just wrong.


Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Aroldis Chapman for Torres, Warren, McKinney, Crawford

Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Aroldis Chapman for Torres, Warren, McKinney, Crawford

It’s a significant package to give up for a reliever, but it’s a reliever who might be as impactful as any playoff-bound reilever in baseball.

The Latest on the Cubs and Aroldis Chapman Trade Rumors (UPDATES: Done Deal?)

The Latest on the Cubs and Aroldis Chapman Trade Rumors (UPDATES: Done Deal?)

What exactly is preventing the deal from being finalized? How valuable is Chapman?

You Go, We Go, We All Go Get Ice Cream and Other Bullets

You Go, We Go, We All Go Get Ice Cream and Other Bullets

The layers of the Dexter Fowler return, the future for Albert Almora, the present for Carl Edwards, and much more.

The Cardinals Have Had Horrible Luck, But They’re Closing the Gap

The Cardinals Have Had Horrible Luck, But They’re Closing the Gap

The Cardinals have experienced a ton of “luck” this year, just not the kind they’re used to.

by July 22, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Getting To Know New Cubs Lefty Mike Montgomery

Getting To Know New Cubs Lefty Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery might be more than just a reliever, but for now, he’ll help the Cubs in the bullpen.

by July 22, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

Off-Day Check-In: The Cubs Have the Best Record in Baseball Again

Off-Day Check-In: The Cubs Have the Best Record in Baseball Again

Imagine that. But how have the playoff odds shifted?

by July 21, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
So Many Roster Moves Coming Soon: Fowler, Montgomery, and Nathan For Starters

So Many Roster Moves Coming Soon: Fowler, Montgomery, and Nathan For Starters

Dexter Fowler could be back as soon as tomorrow.

More on the Big Trade: Getting Pitchers on the Rise, Future Plans, Losing Vogelbach

More on the Big Trade: Getting Pitchers on the Rise, Future Plans, Losing Vogelbach

The Cubs made a move for a talented, hard-throwing lefty; here’s everything you need to know about the deal.

Theo Epstein Says Cubs Will Continue Working on Trades, “Prospect Inventory” Still Strong

Theo Epstein Says Cubs Will Continue Working on Trades, “Prospect Inventory” Still Strong

“We have not touched the prospects we potentially are going to move in some bigger deals in the future.”


Jake Arrieta Was Throwing Strikes Early and Often

Jake Arrieta Was Throwing Strikes Early and Often

Jake Arrieta threw first pitch strikes nearly 75% of the time yesterday.

by July 20, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Just How Bad Have the Cubs Been with Runners in Scoring Position This Year?

Just How Bad Have the Cubs Been with Runners in Scoring Position This Year?

The results have been pretty bad – maybe as bad as your gut was telling you. But how? And why? And what does it mean?

by July 20, 2016 Analysis and Commentary