Overlooked But Not Undervalued: Bijan Rademacher

Welcome to Overlooked But Not Undervalued, a series in which we plan to give readers a closer look at Chicago Cubs minor leaguers who don’t usually get much coverage on prospect sites. Each week we’ll fill you in with #NotAScout knowledge on players you’ve (probably) never thought twice about before but will (hopefully) come out as irrationally interested […]


Your Best Against My, Uh: The Back End of the Cubs’ 2016 Rotation

Over the past month we have learned that Trevor Cahill and Adam Warren have been told–Warren explicitly and Cahill via contractual incentives–that they will be used as starting pitchers during the 2016 season. But how can this be, when the Cubs made it a priority to acquire a clear the rotation arm in John Lackey as well, […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago Cubs

Found in Translation: Miguel Amaya

From time to time, BP Wrigleyville’s Stan Croussett translates, with commentary, Spanish-language interviews into English for the benefit of those readers who might not otherwise be able to access the insights therein. The series, which this Editor has today dubbed “Found in Translation,” continues today with Miguel Amaya. Please note: the lead photograph for this story has nothing to […]


Remembering the Ryan Dempster Trades that Never Were

July 31st, 2012 was an interesting day on Cubs Twitter. It was trade deadline day for the first time in Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer’s Cubs tenure and Ryan Dempster was an obvious trade target for multiple contenders. Dempster, 35 at the time, had an outstanding first half of the season, compiling 104 innings of […]

MLB: NLDS-Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals-Workouts

On Eve of History, Momentum on the North Side

Editor’s Note: This piece, by BP Wrigleyville’s Stan Croussett, isn’t the kind of thing you’ll usually find on the site—you’ll see no numbers here. But we think it captures this moment in a way that numbers can’t, and we hope you enjoy. Look up your favorite Cardinals blogger or columnist and take a deep breath. Now […]