NLDS Game 2 Recap: Showed Up

In Game One, the Cubs were pulled back into reality a bit after experiencing the highs that come with winning a win-or-die game against Gerrit Cole. John Lackey completely shut the Cubs offense down, Jon Lester performed valiantl, but the Cardinals got their timely hits in, and Pedro Strop had another meltdown against a team […]


Scouting Report: Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole Physical Profile Big, tall, workhorse body; dominating presence on the mound; low three-quarters arm slot with elite-level arm speed. Raw Stuff Fastball – 94-98 with serious run lower in the velocity band; sinks it when needed; excellent extension with elite command. Slider – 86-88; 10-4 movement; plus command; hard double-plus breaking action with […]

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Young Cubs Special Edition – The Arizona Fall League

Arizona’s brick red landscape is paved with unfulfilled potential and broken promises; the kinds of stories that you read about years later and wonder what the hell you were thinking exactly. Arizona is also home to the types of stories that make you want to believe in projection, plus bat speed, elite fastballs, and breaking […]