Kyle Schwarber Is a Great Platoon Player—The Cubs Should Use Him Like One

Ever since Theo Epstein took the podium the Wednesday following the Cubs’ Wild Card game loss to Colorado, there’s been speculation about which players he had in mind when saying the club needed to “stop evaluating this in terms of talent and start evaluating in terms of production.” Even before those comments, I posited that […]


It’s Kris Bryant, Stupid

I must be getting older, or more evolved, or both. Usually, when the Cubs crash out before the playoffs start (and you’ll never get me to say the Wild Card game is part of the playoffs, whatever marketing and branding MLB sticks on it—I am not one to take urine in the ear and conclude […]

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Theo Explains It All

I think the thing I’ll miss most about Theo Epstein, whenever he decides to stop and wait around for his Hall of Fame induction, is just how open and clear most things are with him. At least when it comes to strictly baseball matters. And to be fair to him, he’s tried to make up […]