Analysis and Commentary


Dexter Fowler Asked a Question, Got Ejected (VIDEO)

Dexter Fowler Asked a Question, Got Ejected (VIDEO)

It’s hard to see in the video where an ejection was warranted.

Extreme National Love and Praise for Cubs

Extreme National Love and Praise for Cubs

That historically ridiculous +93 run differential is really getting to folks.

by May 5, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

An Early Look at Jason Heyward’s Approach at the Plate Yields Surprises

An Early Look at Jason Heyward’s Approach at the Plate Yields Surprises

It’s not just the results – it’s how he’s gotten there.

by May 5, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Javier Baez’s Sterling Defensive Game, and Defensive Future (VIDEOS)

Javier Baez’s Sterling Defensive Game, and Defensive Future (VIDEOS)

Implications for Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler, among many other things.

by May 4, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs Can’t Lose When Jake Arrieta’s on the Mound and Other Bullets

The Cubs Can’t Lose When Jake Arrieta’s on the Mound and Other Bullets

The guy is making it very hard to actually do analytical work.

Cubs Starting Pitchers Are On Pace To Do Something They Haven’t Done Since 2004

Cubs Starting Pitchers Are On Pace To Do Something They Haven’t Done Since 2004

Cubs starters are out to do something that has been rarely done in the last 30 years.

by May 2, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
What’s Up With Adam Wainwright’s Struggles Since Returning From the Achilles Injury?

What’s Up With Adam Wainwright’s Struggles Since Returning From the Achilles Injury?

Adam Wainwright’s return was supposed to stabilize the Cardinals rotation, but hasn’t found his groove yet.


Cubs Head Out on Zany, Important Road Trip and Other Bullets

Cubs Head Out on Zany, Important Road Trip and Other Bullets

The Cubs aren’t stressin’ yesterday’s loss, but a big series looms. Also: Bryant’s ankle, Lackey’s day, more.

Jon Lester’s Brilliant April Comes to a Close with Another Great Start (VIDEO)

Jon Lester’s Brilliant April Comes to a Close with Another Great Start (VIDEO)

After yesterday’s sterling outing, Lester’s ERA for April stands at just 1.83.

Jason Heyward’s “Slow” Start, Matt Szczur’s Role, and Other Bullets

Jason Heyward’s “Slow” Start, Matt Szczur’s Role, and Other Bullets

Heyward’s start has been a matter of perspective. Also, among many other things, Matt Szczur is really taking to his role.

Waiting on Contreras, Pulling Arrieta, and Other Bullets

Waiting on Contreras, Pulling Arrieta, and Other Bullets

Why didn’t Contreras get the call this week? And why didn’t Arrieta get a chance to keep his streak going? And why do I agree with both moves?


Willson Contreras, Tim Federowicz and Cubs’ Catching Situation

Willson Contreras, Tim Federowicz and Cubs’ Catching Situation

If a Cubs catcher had to miss just a little bit of time here in the early going, who would get the call up to replace him? Maybe not who you’d think.

by April 28, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
David Ross Doesn’t Want Unearned All-Star Bid, Jake Arrieta is Special, and Other Bullets

David Ross Doesn’t Want Unearned All-Star Bid, Jake Arrieta is Special, and Other Bullets

I could argue that Ross is deserving of some honors. Also, more on how Arrieta’s crossfire works.