Chicago Cubs News

Theo Epstein on Player Aging Curves and Other Bullets

Theo Epstein on Player Aging Curves and Other Bullets

A player’s typical peak has moved back into the age 27 range, which is notable for the Cubs. Plus: monster Cubs homers, nickname generation, more.

by February 11, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
The 2012 Cubs as Compared to the 2015 Cubs and Other Bullets

The 2012 Cubs as Compared to the 2015 Cubs and Other Bullets

Yeah, the 2015 team was a lot better. Cubs Twitter fight, love for Leathersich, Marlins ZiPS, and more.

by February 10, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
John Baker Speaks: Spring Training, Clubhouse Leadership, Cubs Fans, More

John Baker Speaks: Spring Training, Clubhouse Leadership, Cubs Fans, More

New Cubs front office-man John Baker offers up a series of thoughts.

by February 9, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
David Ross Would Like to Be a Manager Some Day

David Ross Would Like to Be a Manager Some Day

Shortly after seven of his peers identified him as a potential future leader, Ross admits he’d love the chance to manage.

by February 9, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Picking the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central and Other Bullets

Picking the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central and Other Bullets

Everyone with any credibility will be doing so. Also: Eloy Jimenez is big, Kyle Schwarber looks good, and much more.

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Starting Pitcher Health, Baez, Coghlan, Schwarber, More

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Starting Pitcher Health, Baez, Coghlan, Schwarber, More

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer discusses the upcoming season, the rotation, finding playing time, and much more. And we discuss the same.

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Tommy Nance to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Pitcher Tommy Nance to Minor League Deal

Tommy Nance is the most recent low-risk minor league signing for the Cubs.

Huge Cuban Defection News is Breaking and Other Bullets

Huge Cuban Defection News is Breaking and Other Bullets

Two of the best players in the world have reportedly left the Cuban team to try and come to the States.

by February 8, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Weekend Catch-Up: Deal with Arrieta, Free Agency, Cubs Prospects, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Deal with Arrieta, Free Agency, Cubs Prospects, More

The Cubs got a deal done with their ace this weekend, among many other things.

by February 8, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
MLB Studying Raising the Strike Zone – Could It Disproportionately Hurt Cubs Pitchers?

MLB Studying Raising the Strike Zone – Could It Disproportionately Hurt Cubs Pitchers?

Move up the bottom of the zone would help offense, but some Cubs pitchers really make a living down there.

by February 7, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
The Trouble with High-Average, Low-Power Hitters in the Minors and Other Bullets

The Trouble with High-Average, Low-Power Hitters in the Minors and Other Bullets

The lack of power, on its own, is not the only problem. It causes other issues, and I’m not sure we discuss it enough.

Up All Night: That Time the Umpire Kinda, Sorta Charged at Jon Lester

Up All Night: That Time the Umpire Kinda, Sorta Charged at Jon Lester

What a weird scene that was. Remember it?

by February 6, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Ask Away: Outfield Moves, Option Rules, Sabermetric Gaps, Brett as a Boss, and More

Ask Away: Outfield Moves, Option Rules, Sabermetric Gaps, Brett as a Boss, and More

In this week’s Ask Away, we check in on the remaining roster moves, gaps in sabermetrics, Brett as a Michael’s boss, and much more.