4 Reasons Why Teams Do Not Call Up Everyone On September 1st

On Monday, we saw the addition of Blake Parker to the Cubs roster, putting them at 26. As you know as of September 1st, teams are allowed to recall their full 40 man roster if they would like, but no one does. Why? Let’s talk about that.

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It’s Time to Stop Comparing Javier Baez to Gary Sheffield

Since the day Javier Baez was drafted, we’ve heard the comparisons to the last king of bat speed, Gary Sheffield. Those comparisons have only become more prevalent with Baez’s promotion to the Majors. But do they really have anything in common?

Baseball Gets A New Boss, Pair of Aces’ Streaks End & More!

Postseason races are heating up as we’ve now reached the middle of August. There was some big news this week, so let’s get to it!

Random Thoughts from an August Day Game

Jacob Turner makes his Cubs debut and is sharp. Edwin Jackson? Not so much. We also have a new Commish!

Ask Joe Anything

We’re going to try something new here to see if it goes over well. If you are good, you can have nice things, but if not, we’ll take it away. The design here is an open forum for you to ask me anything. Maybe it’s questions to get to know me better.

2015 Free Agent Pitchers: My Quick Take

The Cubs will have plenty of money to spend; but will there be any pitcher worthwhile to spend it on?

The Real Strength of the 2014 Cubs: The Bullpen

As we inch closer to the end of the 2014 campaign, Luke Jett takes a look at one of the strengths of the team this season.

Back to the Cubs Future: A Look Back at the Baseball America Top 10 List from 2011

Each year, Baseball America releases their top 10 list for each organization and projects the lineup three years out. Joe Aiello takes a look back and 2011 to see how they did now that 2014 is here. Hint: It’s not pretty.

Division Races Begin To Heat Up, Record Books Change & More!

After a week away from the column, I’m back in business. Over the past week, even though I’ve been on vacation, I’ve still got to soak in quite a bit of baseball (including a look at the Daytona Cubs ballpark). With that said, let’s get to it!

Monday Musings

While you were glued to the PGA Championship, which was a tremendously good finish, there was Cubs baseball going on that afternoon. Let’s get to some news nuggets.