Analysis and Commentary


Cy Young Update: Clayton Kershaw’s Masterpiece Muddies the Waters

Cy Young Update: Clayton Kershaw’s Masterpiece Muddies the Waters

Does Jake Arrieta still have a slight edge?

by September 30, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Can Dan Haren Pitch Himself onto the Playoff Roster? And Other Bullets

Can Dan Haren Pitch Himself onto the Playoff Roster? And Other Bullets

Haren has actually been really good in September, which you may not have realized. Is it enough, though?


Jake Arrieta’s Latest Brilliant Outing May Have Won Him the Cy Young (VIDEO)

Jake Arrieta’s Latest Brilliant Outing May Have Won Him the Cy Young (VIDEO)

It won me over. It was always so very close. But Arrieta’s the guy.

An Early Look at Potential Post-2015 Cubs Free Agent Targets and Costs

An Early Look at Potential Post-2015 Cubs Free Agent Targets and Costs

There’s still time left this season, but free agency will be here before we know it.

Cubs Could Go With a Bullpen Day in the Playoffs, But Maybe There’s More To It Than That

Cubs Could Go With a Bullpen Day in the Playoffs, But Maybe There’s More To It Than That

Is it really as simple as “going with a starter” or “going with a bullpen day”?

How a Revolving Door of Starters Hasn’t Solidified the Back of the Cubs’ Rotation

How a Revolving Door of Starters Hasn’t Solidified the Back of the Cubs’ Rotation

The Cubs have produced six quality starts from the starters who’ve taken the ball in the fifth starter spot.

by September 23, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Are the Chicago Cubs, Right Now, the Best Team in Baseball?

Are the Chicago Cubs, Right Now, the Best Team in Baseball?

It’s actually a tricky question to answer. But it’s fun.

by September 23, 2015 Analysis and Commentary

Fun with Jake Arrieta’s Latest Dominant Outing, and His Historic Season

Fun with Jake Arrieta’s Latest Dominant Outing, and His Historic Season

One of the best of the best.

Chicago Cubs Attendance, Revenue, Payroll, and Offseason Moves

Chicago Cubs Attendance, Revenue, Payroll, and Offseason Moves

Cubs attendance is way up, and that’s likely going to mean good things going forward. Let’s start looking at the issues.

Starlin Castro’s Incredible Climb and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro’s Incredible Climb and Other Bullets

Castro got plenty of love yesterday, and nobody deserved it more.

Breaking Down Javier Baez’s Dramatic Swing Rate and Batted Ball Improvements

Breaking Down Javier Baez’s Dramatic Swing Rate and Batted Ball Improvements

Better swings, more contact, better contact, better discipline … so far, so good.

by September 18, 2015 Analysis and Commentary

Avoid the Hot Takes on Coghlan and Kang and Other Bullets

Avoid the Hot Takes on Coghlan and Kang and Other Bullets

Coghlan was not dirty and Kang was not at fault.

Jorge Soler Could Be Back This Weekend – What Kind of Role Will He Play?

Jorge Soler Could Be Back This Weekend – What Kind of Role Will He Play?

Expecting Soler to come back as an everyday starter is probably a mistake, given his absence and the dramatically changed roster.