Game 29 Recap: Cubs 8 Nationals 5

On a sunny, cold, and windy day at Wrigley, the Cubs and Nationals played a tight, back-and-forth, and crazy ball game. Things have been going the Cubs’ way recently, and it continued this afternoon, as they were able to come from behind three separate times to beat the Nationals. As Len Kasper said in the seventh inning, […]


Game 21 Recap: Cubs 7 Brewers 2

The Cubs pulled off a mini-sweep of the Brewers this afternoon at a chilly and blustery Wrigley Field. Jake Arrieta didn’t quite have his best stuff, but he fought through it for five innings of one-run ball, and the Cubs ended up coasting to a relatively easy victory. Kris Bryant left the game with a rolled […]

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Young Cubs: The Next Wave Approaches

When the major league team was still in the throes of the rebuild, many die-hard Cubs fans found daily solace in minor league box scores. As the big leaguers struggled, there were often glimpses of hope as players like Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, Albert Almora, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, and Kyle Schwarber lit up the […]


Chaos in the Outfield Brings Relative Clarity to Cubs’ Infield Situation

The Cubs’ unexpected trade of Chris Coghlan and re-signing of Dexter Fowler blew up expectations for the outfield. They are now (happily) muddled, and I (happily) left that hard stuff for Matthew Trueblood to sort out. On the infield side, though, these moves actually serve to clarify the Cubs’ roster. Several players whose roles were unclear […]


The Cubs and the Next Few Offseasons

Cubs fans are rightly excited about the upcoming season. It’s all that most want to think about, and, really, after years of thinking about the future, it absolutely makes sense to enjoy the present. Front offices don’t have that luxury, though. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned about the Cubs’ brain trust over the past several years, it […]


The Still-Exciting BP 101: Cubs Place Six

On the last day of the 2014 season, the Cubs won a meaningless game against the Brewers in Milwaukee, and all of Cubsdom quickly turned its thoughts to free agency and the waves of top prospects that were sure to finally grace the friendly confines come spring. The 2015 BP Top 101 Prospects list, then, was a […]