Chicago Cubs News

The Yankees Might Already Be Saving for Bryce Harper and Other Bullets

The Yankees Might Already Be Saving for Bryce Harper and Other Bullets

They’ve signed zero free agents this offseason. Literally zero. And it seems to be part of a longer-term plan.

by February 5, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Jake Arrieta’s Arbitration Hearing Reportedly Set for February 9

Jake Arrieta’s Arbitration Hearing Reportedly Set for February 9

A settlement before the hearing still seems most likely.

by February 4, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
The Value of a Manager Like Joe Maddon and Other Bullets

The Value of a Manager Like Joe Maddon and Other Bullets

So much value is provided to the Cubs that we simply can’t quantify. Also: arbitration reminder, fun with billboards, fun with beards, more.

Here’s a Great Video of Matt Murton Hitting a Walk-Off Homer in Japan

Here’s a Great Video of Matt Murton Hitting a Walk-Off Homer in Japan

I do not speak Japanese, but love the call on this video.

by February 4, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
This is Not a Drill: Matt Murton is Reportedly Coming Back to the Chicago Cubs

This is Not a Drill: Matt Murton is Reportedly Coming Back to the Chicago Cubs

Thunder Matt returns! What a journey it’s been for Matt Murton.

Up All Night: Gettin’ Wild with Anthony Rizzo, a Tarp, a Glove, and an Imitation

Up All Night: Gettin’ Wild with Anthony Rizzo, a Tarp, a Glove, and an Imitation

You’re up and looking for fun? Well, here’s three fun Rizzo videos from the 2015 season.

by February 3, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, Cubs Humor
Harry Caray Documentary Airs on MLB Network, Check Out Some Video Clips

Harry Caray Documentary Airs on MLB Network, Check Out Some Video Clips

From Harry Caray’s move to the North Side to his return to the booth after a stroke in 1987.

by February 3, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Using Relievers Well, Fixing the Draft, Losing Ryan, and Other Bullets

Using Relievers Well, Fixing the Draft, Losing Ryan, and Other Bullets

No more traditional save usage. No more huge bonus pool discrepancies. No more Brendan Ryan free agency. Things!

If Executives Could Have a Deal Do-Over: Jed Hoyer and Corey Kluber

If Executives Could Have a Deal Do-Over: Jed Hoyer and Corey Kluber

Hoyer once green-lit a trade that sent out a future ace – but he’s far from alone in thinking about a do-over.

Early Payroll Estimates Have Cubs Making Biggest Leap in Baseball from Last Year

Early Payroll Estimates Have Cubs Making Biggest Leap in Baseball from Last Year

And their payroll was already climbing substantially as of last year.

The Cubs’ Outfield Ranks Very Well Across the Board

The Cubs’ Outfield Ranks Very Well Across the Board

The Cubs outfielders rank, individually, among the best in the league. I think that means the collective is pretty good, too.

by February 2, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
The Damaging Qualifying Offer and Dexter Fowler and Other Bullets

The Damaging Qualifying Offer and Dexter Fowler and Other Bullets

Fixing the problem for players like Fowler could come soon. Also: Russell’s rates poorly in one defensive metric, Cubs marriages, skiing at Wrigley, more.

Building a Great Roster is Step One, But Being Flexible In-Season is a Critical Step Two

Building a Great Roster is Step One, But Being Flexible In-Season is a Critical Step Two

To that end, the Cubs have set themselves up very well for success this year in more ways than one.