Montero or Hammel Could Be Casualties of Cubs’ Long-Term Plan

Quietly, Miguel Montero and Jason Hammel have been huge parts of the Cubs’ success over the last two seasons. Montero was worth 3.9 WARP in relatively modest playing time last year, and has been worth 1.3 WARP already this year—in addition to which, he’s been Jake Arrieta’s partner in crime, Willson Contreras’s mentor, and one […]


Cubs Outfield: Help Wanted

I did a podcast last week with Gary Hill, the pre-and post-game host on the Seattle Mariners’ flagship radio station, 710 ESPN Seattle (you can find it here, #188). We discussed Brad Miller and Kyle Seager, and I tried to get Gary to speculate about my completely unrealistic desire to see the Mariners trade Felix […]