Despite Perception, Miguel Montero Is the Cubs’ Best Option At Catcher

On Friday, Jake Arrieta delivered a seven-inning, no-run, ten-strikeout, one-walk, 99-pitch performance against the Cardinals. Over the last two years, we have become accustomed to this type of performance from Arrieta, and so, with the playoff implications of the game more theoretical than anything else, we glossed over it a bit and focused more on […]

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Young Cubs: Call Me (Up) Maybe

With only one week (!) of games remaining, the minor league regular season is suddenly winding down. For the Cubs, it’s been a season of mixed results in the upper minors. Iowa has struggled record-wise, but has continually produced productive players at the major league level. Players like Willson Contreras, Albert Almora, Rob Zastryzny, Carl Edwards […]

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Young Cubs: Taking Stock

As farm systems are wont to do, the Cubs farm system has undergone several facelifts over the past few years. The face of the system has moved in quick succession from Javier Baez to Albert Almora to Kris Bryant to Kyle Schwarber to Willson Contreras (with Jorge Soler and Addison Russell nestled in between). This […]


Game 55 Recap: Diamondbacks 3 Cubs 2

The Cubs and Jake Arrieta lost a weird one at Wrigley today but finished up what was, overall, an extremely successful homestand. Let’s recap: Top Play (WPA): Arrieta’s second inning double, which he hit 378 feet to center before it popped out of Michael Bourn’s glove up against the ivy, was the top offensive play of […]