Cubs Reportedly Remain Involved in Trade Talks, Though Rays Unlikely to Move an Arm

Cubs Reportedly Remain Involved in Trade Talks, Though Rays Unlikely to Move an Arm

The rumors won’t go away, but I suppose that could simply be because the two sides keep in contact.

by February 9, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
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.

Diamondbacks Reportedly Sign Reliever Tyler Clippard to Two-Year Deal

Diamondbacks Reportedly Sign Reliever Tyler Clippard to Two-Year Deal

The Diamondbacks get just a little bit stronger in the tight NL West.

by February 8, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Project to Be One of the Most Improved Teams By Contact Rate

Cubs Project to Be One of the Most Improved Teams By Contact Rate

The Cubs struck out a ton in 2015, but they figure to be among the most improved teams for 2016.

by February 8, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
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.

Lukewarm Stove: Glut of Available Players, Fowler, Jackson, Lazarito, More

Lukewarm Stove: Glut of Available Players, Fowler, Jackson, Lazarito, More

Huge swaths of free agents remain unsigned with Spring Training just around the corner.

Trying to Find a Realistic Jake Arrieta Extension is Not Easy, But I’ll Try

Trying to Find a Realistic Jake Arrieta Extension is Not Easy, But I’ll Try

I land on a five-year deal that could arguably make sense for each side … and arguably be rejected by each side, too.

by February 8, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
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
Before and After Signing: A Decade in the Cubs’ Experience with Free Agency

Before and After Signing: A Decade in the Cubs’ Experience with Free Agency

So many hits and misses over the years in free agency. Can the Class of 2015 live up to what the group did in 2006?

by February 7, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
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.