Why the Cubs Shouldn’t Bet the Farm on Whit Merrifield

Rumors have persisted since the stretch run of the 2019 season that the Chicago Cubs have been interested in acquiring Whit Merrifield from the Kansas City Royals. In 2019, the one-time All-Star utility player led MLB in hits (206) and triples (10). In 2018, he led MLB in hits (102) and stolen bases (45). Merrifield…

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 S├ínchez (2B - CWS); Jason Heyward (RF - CHC) and Lucas Giolito (P - CWS). Rizzo was the National League winner at 1st base, beating out finalists…

Zobrist Strikes Out Molina in Final Cubs Game of 2019

After Cubs opener Derek Holland surrendered seven runs to the St. Louis Cardinals over 2.0 IP in the final game of the 2019 season, Cubs manager Joe Maddon turned to expanded roster call-ups Duane Underwood Jr., James Norwood and Dillon Maples to pitch the next seven innings. Maddon, who had announced in a joint press…

On This Day in 1998: Sosa Hits 64th and 65th Bombs

On September 23, 1998, Chicago Cubs OF Sammy Sosa, after surpassing Roger Maris's single-season record of 61 bombs, clubbed his 64th and 65th home runs of the year during their 8-7 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers (fuck the Brewers). These dingers would tie him with Mark McGwire of the rival St. Louis Cardinals for the…

Latest Loss Drops Cubs Postseason Odds Below 50%

Following Wednesday's shutout loss (box score) to the San Diego Padres, the Chicago Cubs' odds to play in the postseason now stand at 40.5% according to Baseball Reference. The most likely postseason scenario now shows the top seeds as the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, with the other division winners being the Atlanta…

“Big Boy Time” Coming for Cubs at Mets

Earlier this month, Cubs manager Joe Maddon used the phrase "big boy time" with reference to how he planned to distribute playing time after the July 31 trade deadline. https://twitter.com/ESPNChiCubs/status/1157038167540883473 This phrase has taken on new meaning following a three-game sweep by the Washington Nationals to close out the Cubs' most recent homestand. While the…

It’s Time for Cubs Fans to Embrace Villainy

The world changed for Cubs fans on November 2, 2016 (or November 3 in Cleveland and Toronto), the night the Cubs won the World Series after a 108-year championship drought. It finally happened! But we were not truly prepared for what came next - villain status. The World Series title transformed the Cubs from "lovable…

Darvish Leads Cubs to Series Victory over Reds

Following Tuesday night's walkoff victory, Yu Darvish took the mound for the Cubs in the rubber match of their three-game series at Wrigley Field against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs were looking for their first series victory of the year against Cincy, while Darvish was looking for his first win at Wrigley Field as a…