BIF: Tony Gwynn Came So Close to Hitting .400 – Like, Ridiculously Close

BIF: Tony Gwynn Came So Close to Hitting .400 – Like, Ridiculously Close

From Baseball is Fun: Do you realize just how close Gwynn came to accomplishing something we may never see again?

by January 13, 2017 Baseball is Fun
Cubs Arbitration Deadline: Settle or Exchange Figures Today (UPDATE: Arrieta, Rondon, Grimm Deals)

Cubs Arbitration Deadline: Settle or Exchange Figures Today (UPDATE: Arrieta, Rondon, Grimm Deals)

Today is the deadline for arbitration-eligible players and teams to agree on a deal for 2017, or exchange arbitration requests.

by January 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

Lukewarm Stove: Cahill, Ross, Trumbo, Tanaka, Dozier, File and Trial, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cahill, Ross, Trumbo, Tanaka, Dozier, File and Trial, More

An old friend looks to be heading to the Padres’ rotation, which may have a minor impact on the Tyson Ross pursuit.

#CubsCon Begins, Rizzo Wants a Repeat, the Dodgers Look Good, and Other Bullets

#CubsCon Begins, Rizzo Wants a Repeat, the Dodgers Look Good, and Other Bullets

The Cubs are doing good all over town, the Dodgers are projected to be monsters, and much more.

by January 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Best Rotation in Baseball? One Ranking Puts the Cubs Up Top

Best Rotation in Baseball? One Ranking Puts the Cubs Up Top

The Cubs durability and consistency thrusts them into the top spot overall.

by January 12, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
Top Left Fielders List a Bit Thin, But There’s a Familiar Face

Top Left Fielders List a Bit Thin, But There’s a Familiar Face

Even after missing most of 2016, Kyle Schwarber is right up there on the list of the top left fielders in baseball.

by January 12, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
Great Longer Video of Jason Heyward Working on His Swing

Great Longer Video of Jason Heyward Working on His Swing

Heyward is putting in the work.

by January 12, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

Joe Maddon Offers His Very Early Batting Order, With Kyle Schwarber on Top

Joe Maddon Offers His Very Early Batting Order, With Kyle Schwarber on Top

It’s everybody’s favorite offseason game! And Joe Maddon throws his hat in the ring.

The Bullpen Questions Going Forward Are More Interesting Than Looking Back and Other Bullets

The Bullpen Questions Going Forward Are More Interesting Than Looking Back and Other Bullets

Wade Davis is closing, but how will the other roles at the back end of the bullpen be sorted out? And for how long?

Remember When Miguel Montero Nearly Took Down Wrigley Field with an NLCS Grand Slam?

Remember When Miguel Montero Nearly Took Down Wrigley Field with an NLCS Grand Slam?

Easily one of the best moments of the postseason. Maybe one of the best moments in Cubs history, when you really think about it.

by January 12, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
MLBits: Trump Meets Manfred, Dodgers as MLB’s Best, Tommy John Alternative, Hall of Fame Trout, More

MLBits: Trump Meets Manfred, Dodgers as MLB’s Best, Tommy John Alternative, Hall of Fame Trout, More

Are the Dodgers better than the Cubs? President-elect Trump meets with MLB’s commissioner. A new surgery for pitching elbows could help. And more.

by January 11, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Mariners and Braves Make Trade that Precipitates Drew Smyly Trade from Rays

Mariners and Braves Make Trade that Precipitates Drew Smyly Trade from Rays

A flurry of Mariners trade activity, and now the Rays are probably done shopping starters.

Kyle Schwarber Feels Good, Looks Good – And Still Wants to Catch

Kyle Schwarber Feels Good, Looks Good – And Still Wants to Catch

Although he’s coming back from a major knee injury, Schwarber’s not ready to close the door on catching.

by January 11, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
BIF: MLB Announces the Official Spring Training Schedule, I Get Giddy

BIF: MLB Announces the Official Spring Training Schedule, I Get Giddy

From Baseball is Fun: There are exactly 40 days sandwiched between today and the first Spring Training game. HURRY.

by January 11, 2017 Baseball is Fun, MLB News and Rumors
The Cubs Have the Top Third Baseman in Baseball, Natch

The Cubs Have the Top Third Baseman in Baseball, Natch

If you’re the second best player in baseball behind only Mike Trout, you have to be the best third baseman, right?

by January 11, 2017 Analysis and Commentary