Transaction Analysis: What Should We Make of Aroldis Chapman?

The following transaction analysis, written in part by BP Wrigleyville’s Editor-in-Chief Rian Watt, first appeared, in whole, over at the main site. We trust you’ll enjoy reading a portion of it here. “How can one evaluate such an idiosyncratic president, so brilliant and so morally lacking?” — Historian James MacGregor Burns, on Richard Nixon Aroldis […]


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] […]


Transaction Analysis: Cubs Acquire Soto

This transaction analysis will run as part of the main site’s TA roundup of minor transactions tomorrow. Here at BP Wrigleyville, you get a sneak preview. Chicago Cubs Acquired LHP Giovanni Soto from the Cleveland Indians  in exchange for cash considerations. No, not that Geovany Soto. The pitcher. The lefty who made his debut for […]


From BP: Transaction Analysis — Fowler Comes in Way Under Budget

Over at the Baseball Prospectus main site, BP Wrigleyville’s Editor-in-Chief, Rian Watt, analyzed the Dexter Fowler deal. We thought you’d enjoy a preview here. Well. There is a great deal to talk about with respect to this transaction, and only some of it has to do with the deal’s baseball implications. There’s the fact that, a […]


From BP: Transaction Analysis—No Laughing Matter

This piece, written by BP Wrigleyville’s Editor-in-Chief Sahadev Sharma, originally appeared on Baseball Prospectus and is available exclusively to BP subscribers. We hope you enjoy this preview here. Signed OF Jason Heyward to an eight-year deal worth $184 million. [12/11] Outside the organization, outside the city, around baseball, the story is the Cubs are coming […]


From BP: Cubs Implement Flextime

Over at our main site, Wrigleyville’s Editor-in-Chief Sahadev Sharma wrote up the Cubs’ acquisition of Ben Zobrist, Adam Warren, and Brendan Ryan. The full story is available only to paying subscribers, but we thought you’d enjoy this preview here.  Barely an hour before news broke Tuesday night that the Cubs had made multiple moves, Theo Epstein […]