For Willson Contreras, It’s Not All About the Long Ball

Last Saturday, Willson Contreras hit this opposite-field homer off an Anthony DeSclafani slider. Thanks to the soft skin of home plate umpire Gary Gibson and the Cubs ultimately falling for the third straight time to the last-place Reds, Contreras’s second-inning shot was nowhere near the most newsworthy thing that happened in that game. But the […]


Willy C But Willy Don’t

The Cubs only managed to get 22 games in over this first month of the season, so numbers are even more skewed than they might be as April fades away. The Cubs bats have at times been explosive, but recently have gone quiet, and not everyone is clicking. While Schwarber, Báez, and Almora have brought the […]


Are the Cubs Ready to Go With Victor Caratini As Their No. 2 Catcher?

There’s a little bit of a buzz recently surrounding the Chicago Cubs’ catcher position, courtesy of Willson Contreras’ mouth. The Cubs’ starting backstop, who is heading into his second full season as the starter, declared his intention of surpassing the likes of Yadier Molina and Buster Posey and serve as the game’s top catcher. Good […]


Who Is Best Suited To Set The Cubs’ Table In 2018?

As we sit in the doldrums of winter, awaiting any sort of news surrounding potential additions to the North Side of Chicago, there’s still plenty to be discussed surrounding the team as currently constructed. And with some of the buzz around such hypothetical additions relating to the number one spot in the batting order, the […]