Cubs Bolster Rotation, Land Quintana

José Quintana will still be in pinstripes, but he’ll be pitching his home games a few miles north as of this morning. In a blockbuster deal completed before the All-Star break even ended, the Cubs acquired the Colombian left-hander Quintana from the White Sox in exchange for top prospect Eloy Jiménez, top pitching prospect Dylan Cease, […]


Game 86 Recap: Cubs 6, Pirates 1

What You Need to Know: A sluggish, interminable, sloppy game somehow culminated in a Cubs victory. Eddie Butler escaped three separate jams in four full innings before departing in the fifth, and the Cubs failed to score on several good chances early on, but a Kris Bryant triple and Anthony Rizzo home run sealed the […]


A Meditiation on the Futility of Trade Speculation, Redux: Speculating Futilely

Ian Happ is good, and the Cubs are… kind of bad. The Cubs’ status quo as of the beginning of July is frustrating, and the rest-of-season prognosis is troubling, and possibly bleak. Between injuries to Kyle Hendricks, Jason Heyward, and Ben Zobrist; poor pitching from John Lackey and uneven pitching from the rest of the […]


Zack’s Sack: A Wrigleyville Mailbag, Vol. 5

Welcome to this week’s edition of Zack’s Sack! We’ve got some fun questions this week, so let’s get right to it. And, as always, please submit your questions to me at @beersntrumpets on Twitter. As you’ll see, I’ll answer most anything. “Which Cubs would have the most interesting conversation with Socrates, were he alive today?” […]