No-no latest example of Jake Arrieta’s Cubs breakthrough

Monday, August 31st, 2015

No-hitters are random by nature (and not cause they hate ya). Hacky hurlers like Edwin Jackson, Bud Smith, Philip Humber and Bobo Holloman(!) have channeled that magic for a night while Hall of Famers like Greg Maddux and Pedro Martinez have not. The Cubs, long associated with ineptitude, managed to ...

Manfred should consider Wild Card Game tweak

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has not made many waves in his first year of replacing Bud Selig, but he should consider a significant tweak to the Wild Card system this offseason. As things currently stand, due to geographical circumstance the top three teams in the National League all reside in ...

Cubs must NOT start Jon Lester in Wild Card game

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Here is a modest proposal for Cubs manager Joe Maddon: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER CAN YOU START JON LESTER OVER JAKE ARRIETA IN A WILD CARD PLAYOFF GAME. That's as modestly as I can get the point across, at any rate, though some non-caps lock talking points would probably allow my ...

Video: Kris Bryant hits first career walk-off home run

Monday, July 27th, 2015

The Chicago Cubs were swept by an awful Philadelphia Phillies team over the weekend and appeared to be heading into the tank. On Monday night things looked bleak again against the Colorado Rockies, but rookie phenom Kris Bryant turned that narrative on its head with one swing. The Cubs led 7-4 ...

Cubs need to punt on 2015 at trade deadline

Monday, July 27th, 2015

In a way, this feels better than a September collapse, because they presumably got it out of the way before mistakes could be made and real heartbreak could be suffered. But this weekend's home sweep at the hands of the woeful Philadelphia Phillies, which included getting no-hit for the first ...

Video: Kyle Schwarber hits two clutch home runs

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Kyle Schwarber has finally arrived in the majors after touted as one of the best hitting prospects in baseball ever since he was selected fourth overall in the 2014 MLB Draft. The Chicago Cubs have been eagerly awaiting his arrival to the big leagues, and Tuesday night the young catcher ...

Video: Kris Bryant launches huge home run

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

I think it's fair to say that Chicago Cubs rookie phenom Kris Bryant has lived up to expectations. The 23-year-old third baseman was at it again Tuesday night as he launched a mammoth home run off of Wrigley Field's new video board beyond the left-center field bleachers. The solo shot ...

Kris Bryant hits first home run into new Wrigley Field bleachers

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The Chicago Cubs opened their new left- and center-field bleachers on Monday and, fittingly, super-rookie Kris Bryant greeted the fans early. The 23-year-old phenom launched a two-run home run to left in the bottom of the first inning to christen the newly rebuilt bleachers. Monday was the first day fans were ...