Why Addison Russell Left the Arizona Fall League

Yesterday it was announced that Addison Russell was being sent home from the Arizona Fall League (AFL), after just 10 games. Immediately, fans everywhere worry about an injury that derails everything and causes the whole rebuild process to fly wildly off the track.

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What to Expect from Javier Baez

The moment many of us have been waiting for since the 2011 draft has arrived: Javier Baez is a Chicago Cub. But what can we reasonably expect from the man with arguably the fastest bat since Gary Sheffield?

5 Things Cub Fans Need to Know for August 4th

It’s the first full week since the non-waiver trade deadline so we get you started with five things you need to know about the Cubs for Monday.

Cubs Trade Deadline Recap

Let’s take a look at the moves made during yesterday’s trade deadline. It was an exciting day to say the least.

Building a Bullpen

Josh kindly takes on the bizarre task of building a major league bullpen, a difficult and underrated part of the front-office experience.

A Belated Cubs’ Hall of Fame Point

I am old…okay 45…not that old.  My experience as a Cubs’ fan growing up was much different than many of you. My favorite players were Rick Monday, Rick Reuschel, Bruce […]

An Ode to Darwin Barney

It has become official. Darwin Barney is no longer a Cub. On Monday, the second baseman was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers with a cash consideration for a Player to be Named Later.

Trades Shake Up Playoff Picture, Hall of Fame Adds Members and More!

The trade deadline is just days away, and we’ve already started to see some jockeying by the league’s top contenders. Let’s get to it!

How Do Shifts Affect League-Wide BABIP?

by John Dewan I was recently asked the following question [by Rob Neyer]: If infield shifts work so well, why aren’t league-wide BABIPs (Batting Average on Balls in Play) dropping? […]

A Look at Potential Free Agent Pitching Acquisitions

The Cubs seem to be well-positioned for the future on the positional side of the roster. Let’s discuss how the team can build on the pitching side and look at a few potential free agent acquisitions for the rotation in 2015.