Starting Pitcher Acquisition Season is Coming Soon

Share Button

With the Cubs sitting at 2 games over .500 with 90 games to play, it’s been a disappointing start to the season.  There are a lot of reasons why the 37-35 Cubs haven’t boat raced a mediocre NL Central, yet.  The offense hasn’t been as consistently good as it was Continue reading Starting Pitcher Acquisition Season is Coming Soon

Long At Bats are Killing Kyle Schwarber

Share Button

After Dexter Fowler officially left the Cubs for the St. Louis Cardinals, the question about who would replace him at the top of the line-up needed a definite answer.  And while looking back at before the 2016 offered some insight, there was no obvious mark on the roster.  Before Fowler Continue reading Long At Bats are Killing Kyle Schwarber

Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

Share Button

The Cubs aren’t playing well.  Nobody is going to say anything different.  It’s actually pretty obvious.  And there is no question that is the single biggest contributing factor to their slow start, sitting just one game above .500 through 49 games.  Some key offensive contributors haven’t produced like they’re capable. Continue reading Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

Jake Arrieta’s Struggles are Really Interesting

Share Button

It isn’t really breaking news that Jake Arrieta hasn’t been the same pitcher we’ve seen over the last few years to this point in 2017.  Even when he struggled with command in the second half last season, the results weren’t so strikingly awful. As we sit here today, through 8 Continue reading Jake Arrieta’s Struggles are Really Interesting

2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

Share Button

There is something wonderful about writing a blog previewing a Cubs season that doesn’t include things like a World Series Championship drought.  Or an NL pennant drought.  Or a division championship drought.  Or a “this is next year” narrative.  Or any of the stuff that has traditionally lined up so Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

2017 Division Preview: 2nd Place St. Louis Cardinals

Share Button

I get it.  This is a Cubs’ blog.  And I am a Cubs’ fan.  So anything critical of the Cardinals comes off as “jealousy”, a “hot take”, or any series of things that the Best Fans twitter account could have a world of fun with.  But here’s the God’s honest Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 2nd Place St. Louis Cardinals

2017 Division Preview: 3rd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

Share Button

Can someone out there explain to me just what in the world happened to the Pittsburgh Pirates last season?  How did a team with so much young talent and experience fall off to a record five games under .500?  Going into the season, they appeared to have just about everything Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 3rd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

2017 Division Preview: 4th Place Milwaukee Brewers

Share Button

  The other rebuilding club in the NL Central is quite a bit further along than the Reds.  Make no mistake, the Brewers will not be contenders this season.  But they’re going to be a tough opponent as they continue to build their suddenly deep farm system and call up Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 4th Place Milwaukee Brewers

Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

Share Button

The Cubs, as a championship caliber team, report to spring training this week without a lot left to decide.  In total, the World Series Champions return essentially all of their contributing starters, with the exceptions of Dexter Fowler and Jason Hammel.  What’s more, they return Kyle Schwarber as a full time Continue reading Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

Can Kris Bryant Get Even Better?

Share Button

Over the holiday weekend, I was asked a question.  Surely, it was somewhat rhetorical, but it led me to ask myself the question in a serious and analytical way… “How does Kris Bryant get better?” Before I continue with this article, because it needs to be said, there is going Continue reading Can Kris Bryant Get Even Better?