Kris Bryant Day Will Come


It’s “spring” (even though it’s so cold outside we could start using the Kelvin scale without scoffing) and that means we’ve got our latest rounds of Kris Bryant pontification:   What are Bryant’s chances of making #Cubs on Opening Day? Continue reading

Six Questions the Cubs Hope to Answer in Spring Training

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As we enter the last weekend without Cubs baseball for at least the next 7 1/2 months, it has become time to focus on events, roster battles, and stories that all figure to take place during Spring Training that will Continue reading

The Value of Analytics is a Matter of Perspective


The last couple of days have seen quite a bit of shot taking at Charles Barkley for his, uh, pointed comments on Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey.  For those unfamiliar with what Barkley had to say… “First of all Continue reading

Watkins, Campana Highlight the Risks of Being a Professional Athlete

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For athletes, injuries are a given.  For athletes who reach elite status and play at the highest levels of their sports, injuries are even more likely.  Training demands to maintain the heightened ability or to take the next step are Continue reading

Cubs were prudently cheap


As you know by now, the Chicago Cubs did not win the services of James Shields, who according to Jon Heyman received a four-year guarantee of $75MM, with a club option for a fifth year from the San Diego Padres.  I’m Continue reading

Still-Developing Cubs Storylines


Today is Groundhog Day, which is a good time to stay in on an unexpected (well, the weather guys expected it but I didn’t, really) snow day and watch a classic comedy.  Especially since the stupid groundhog predicted another six Continue reading



Let’s set up a disclaimer first.  For one, I am not saying that the Chicago Cubs absolutely need another pitcher; I’m just saying it would be nice to have another guy in the mix so that they don’t have to Continue reading

An Entirely too Early Look at a Kris Bryant Contract Extension


By now, the calculus on whether Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer should add Kris Bryant to the Opening Day roster has been well explained.  By keeping him down at the beginning of the season, the Cubs can secure an extra Continue reading



I’m nearly caught up on Arrow episodes, which means I don’t have to binge through the entire run of the show in advance of this week’s new Flash and Arrow.  Yay!  I guess it’d be different if I had TiVo Continue reading

Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

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One of the great mysteries of the Cubs Convention was the whereabouts of Luis Valbuena.  As we found out this morning, he, along with pitcher Dan Straily, were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Dexter Fowler.  While the cost Continue reading