Transaction Analysis: “They Like Mike” / “Danny Boy”

Good morning, everyone. Over at the main site today, I contributed to this Transaction Analysis, which features the Cubs’ acquisition of Mike Montgomery and Jordan Pries in exchange for Dan Vogelbach and Paul Blackburn.  Acquired LHP Mike Montgomery and RHP Jordan Pries fromSeattle Mariners in exchange for 1B-L Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn. [7/20] […]


Prospect Day: The “Next Five”

It’s prospect day for Cubs fans here at BP, as our friends over at the main site dropped their final top 10 list for the defending top farm system of 2015. You should definitely check out Craig Goldstein and Chris Crawford’s outstanding write-up before reading this piece. In addition to individual assessments of the best prospects […]


A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Junior Lake and the Cubs

Lost in the wealth of young Cubs talent like Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, and Arismendy Alcantara are some of the other players of their generation. Junior Lake typifies this crowd, which also included former Cubs Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters—players best left forgotten. What shouldn’t be readily forgotten is how hot Lake’s 2013 […]