Chicago Teams Represented Among Gold Glove Winners

On Tuesday, the 2019 Gold Glove Award winners were announced. Both the Cubs and White Sox had two players among the finalists: Anthony Rizzo (1B - CHC); Yolmer Sánchez (2B - CWS); Jason Heyward (RF - CHC) and Lucas Giolito (P - CWS). Rizzo was the National League winner at 1st base, beating out finalists…

Get Out the Brooms – Cubs Sweep Rivalry Weekend

The Chicago Cubs hosted the St. Louis Cardinals for their first series of the 2019 season this weekend. The Cubs entered the series with a record of 16-12, looking for a possible sweep in order to take over sole possession of first place from their arch-rival Redbirds, and the team delivered in magnificent fashion. Sunday's…

Time to Cut the Bullshit

Sunday night featured several unpleasant news items regarding the Chicago Cubs. Star INF Javier Báez, winner of the Fielding Bible Multi-Position Award for the third straight year, was overlooked at second base in favor of Rockies INF DJ LeMahieu in a very puzzling decision by Rawlings Sports that also snubbed Cardinals INF Kolten Wong, another strong…

Cubs Finish 30-Game Marathon with 18-11 Record

Due to early season rainouts, the Chicago Cubs were originally scheduled to complete a "death march" stretch of 23 late-season games scheduled in the same number of days. Thanks to epic mishandling of a rainy weekend in Washington by MLB, the stretch was extended to 30 in 30 after the final game in DC on…

MLB Doesn’t Market Mike Trout but Claims It’s His Fault!

A lot of news broke over the All-Star Break. Between the Josh Hader tweet scandal that emerged during the All-Star Game, and the Manny Machado trade to the Dodgers, one story flew under the radar. Fittingly, it concerned Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout, the best pro athlete nobody's heard of. Knowledgeable baseball fans are aware…