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More Reasons to Be Optimistic About Jake Arrieta’s Slider/Cutter Combo

More Reasons to Be Optimistic About Jake Arrieta’s Slider/Cutter Combo

The pitch was a thing of beauty for Arrieta in 2014, and there are reasons to believe it will be very repeatable.

Joe Maddon May Actually Want the Cubs to Carry Three Catchers

Joe Maddon May Actually Want the Cubs to Carry Three Catchers

He hinted at it last week, and Theo Epstein says it’s true. Let’s talk about this as a real possibility.

The Cubs Are Readying Kris Bryant for Outfield Work as More Grievance Chatter Abounds

The Cubs Are Readying Kris Bryant for Outfield Work as More Grievance Chatter Abounds

It’s hard to see an arbitrator substituting his baseball judgment for that of the Cubs, but this talk isn’t going away. Meanwhile, Bryant will see time in the outfield.

Over or Under 84.5 Wins for the 2015 Chicago Cubs? And Other Bullets

Over or Under 84.5 Wins for the 2015 Chicago Cubs? And Other Bullets

I guess I’d take the under if I had to pick, but it’s a really tough question when it comes to this year’s Cubs.

by March 23, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Addison Russell Takes King Felix Out, Arismendy Alcantara Goes Oppo (VIDEO)

Addison Russell Takes King Felix Out, Arismendy Alcantara Goes Oppo (VIDEO)

Let’s talk about each homer, and each player’s power stroke.

Weekend Catch-Up: Lester’s Arm, Bryant’s Bombs, Baez’s Future, So Much More

Weekend Catch-Up: Lester’s Arm, Bryant’s Bombs, Baez’s Future, So Much More

There’s a ton to read and see if you checked out this weekend. Catch up right here.

by March 23, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Padres 6, Cubs 1 – March 22, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: Padres 6, Cubs 1 – March 22, 2015

The Cubs drop this one, but there were several bright spots.

by March 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
#RespectBald: Cubs Players and Joe Maddon Lose Their Hair for a Good Cause

#RespectBald: Cubs Players and Joe Maddon Lose Their Hair for a Good Cause

Some dramatic transformations today at Sloan Park.

by March 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Kris Bryant and Historical Comparisons to Other Top Hitting Prospects

Kris Bryant and Historical Comparisons to Other Top Hitting Prospects

Even the best top-flight hitting prospects tend not to reach the big leagues as quickly as it seems Kris Bryant will.

Convalescence Watch: Lester, Castro, Szczur, Fowler, Wada, Turner, Bryant

Convalescence Watch: Lester, Castro, Szczur, Fowler, Wada, Turner, Bryant

The Cubs have a number of injured, or semi-injured players right now, but all seem to be doing relatively well.

by March 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Is Scott Boras Going to File a Grievance If Kris Bryant is Sent Down? And Other Bullets

Is Scott Boras Going to File a Grievance If Kris Bryant is Sent Down? And Other Bullets

We won’t know for a while, and nothing’s even been decided yet, but this is already on the table.

by March 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 12, Mariners 10 – March 21, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 12, Mariners 10 – March 21, 2015

The Cubs muscled up tonight, and outscored the Mariners, even with King Felix on the mound.

by March 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Oh, Nothing, Just Kris Bryant Homering Off of Felix Hernandez (UPDATE: Second Homer. Seriously.)

Oh, Nothing, Just Kris Bryant Homering Off of Felix Hernandez (UPDATE: Second Homer. Seriously.)

If you count the “B” game, that’s Bryant’s eighth Spring Training homer this year, by far leading baseball.

by March 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Who Does Number 2 Work For? A Deeper Dive Into the Cubs’ Second Batter

Who Does Number 2 Work For? A Deeper Dive Into the Cubs’ Second Batter

What does a league average number two hitter look like? How about above average? And what could the Cubs do there?

Cubs Working on Ways to Keep Both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson and Other Bullets

Cubs Working on Ways to Keep Both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson and Other Bullets

It’s fun to get creative with solutions, but the most likely outcome remains the simplest.

by March 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
He Probably Doesn’t Get Enough Love, So Here’s Arismendy Alcantara Going Deep

He Probably Doesn’t Get Enough Love, So Here’s Arismendy Alcantara Going Deep

Alcantara blasted the go-ahead homer yesterday as part of a great game, which affords me the opportunity to remember just how good he could be.

by March 21, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 10, White Sox 7 – March 20, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 10, White Sox 7 – March 20, 2015

Who had the better offseason now, sucka?! (Actually, the offseason had very little to do with the outcome of this game.)

by March 20, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
I’d Tell You Not to Freak Out, But You Wouldn’t Hear Me: Jon Lester Scratched

I’d Tell You Not to Freak Out, But You Wouldn’t Hear Me: Jon Lester Scratched

The lefty was due to start tomorrow, but will miss his start due to dead arm.

by March 20, 2015 Chicago Cubs News

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