Free agent shortstop Dansby Swanson, the subject of interest from several MLB teams, has yet to sign a contract for 2023 and beyond. The MLB insiders have yet to report … Continue Reading Dansby Swanson Rumors Unlikely to Abate Soon
Marcus Stroman, the Chicago Cubs’ biggest acquisition heading into 2022, took the hill for the Northsiders in their final home game of the year on Sunday. Stroman pitched six scoreless … Continue Reading Cubs Finish Sweep of Reds in Final Home Game of 2022
Nico Hoerner has been one of the most enjoyable Cubs players to watch in 2022, his first true full season of play since his 2019 debut. He has continued to … Continue Reading Nico Hoerner Ranks Among League’s Elite Defenders in 2022
The National League Central Division is tightly contested at the top and the bottom. As of this writing, one game separates 3rd through 5th place in the standings: Cincinnati Reds (44-63) … Continue Reading Who Wins the NL Central Race to the Bottom?
At the beginning of the season, I ranked the expected starting rotations of the National League Central teams by projected fWAR. The Cubs’ potential six-man rotation was expected to be … Continue Reading Cubs Starting Pitching Check-In
The Major League Baseball season has reached its mathematical midway point. The Chicago Cubs are 34-52, on pace to finish the year with a record of 64-98, just above the … Continue Reading Cubs 2022 1st Half Leaders
The Chicago Cubs are currently 25-41, in fourth place in the National League Central Division. There is not much to look forward to for the team this year beyond individual honors. Voting … Continue Reading Who Will Represent the Cubs at the MLB All-Star Game?
2021 was a bitter year for Cubs fans as we said goodbye to some World Series heroes. Even so, there were some great moments both before and after the trade … Continue Reading Top 3 Cubs Moments of 2021
The Chicago Cubs rotation will have a new look in 2022 (if there is a 2022 season) with the acquisitions of Wade Miley and Marcus Stroman. These acquisitions will bring … Continue Reading Cubs’ Current Rotation Depth Lacks Power Pitching
On Sunday, the Chicago Cubs exercised the 2022 team option on veteran starting pitcher Wade Miley, who was claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. The #Cubs today … Continue Reading Cubs Exercise Option of Veteran SP Wade Miley
In my Sunday reading, I came across an article for Yahoo! Sports by Zach Crizer that discusses how 2016 MVP and MLB media’s favorite potential trade chip Kris Bryant has … Continue Reading Kris Bryant Has Been More Durable and Valuable Than Younger Free Agents Correa and Seager
The Chicago Cubs’ Sunday afternoon series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to inclement weather. This was a mercy to fans who have endured a 2-13 stretch … Continue Reading Chicago Cubs 1st Half in Review
The Chicago Cubs’ #1 starting pitcher, Kyle Hendricks, posted a vintage performance in Sunday’s 5-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers. The “Professor” allowed just one run on eight hits with … Continue Reading Kyle Hendricks Has Been Consistently Inconsistent to Begin 2021
The Chicago Cubs are the defending NL Central Division champions but are not favorites to repeat heading into the 2021 season. The Colorado Rockies paid the St. Louis Cardinals to … Continue Reading Cubs Question Marks for 2021
Freddie Freeman and Anthony Rizzo are two young vets who have risen to the top of the National League’s first base rankings, with multiple All-Star Game appearances. Freeman is widely … Continue Reading Who’s Your 1B – Freddie Freeman or Anthony Rizzo?
Javier Báez and Carlos Correa are two premier young stars from Puerto Rico who played a role in a long-awaited championship for their respective teams, the Chicago Cubs (2016) and … Continue Reading Who’s Your Shortstop – Javier Báez or Carlos Correa?