Looking at the potential NL Playoff rotations

I thought I’d take a look at the potential playoff rotations in the National League for fun. Jason Hammel, Kyle Hendricks and Dan Haren haven’t not been performing too great for the Cubs and it’s begun to feel as though it’s a weakness for the team, but there aren’t many teams that are five deep […]

A look at the Cubs rest of season rotation *UPDATED*

I was taking a look at how many days of rest Jake Arrieta may have come October 7th if the rotation stays on schedule. The Cubs are likely to play in Pittsburgh that day. I was curious whether or not Joe Maddon would have to tweak the rotation a bit down the stretch, but it […]

Cubs 2, Dodgers 0 (8/30/15)

OSS: Kris Bryant provides all the fireworks in this 2-0 victory. Three Up 1. Kris Bryant ended his seemingly months-long road homerless streak with a 2-run jack in the first. It was the only runs of the game, but it was all that was needed. 2. Starlin Castro has been really good since his demotion. […]

The 2015 Chicago Cubs: This Won’t Be a Nice Season

2015 had a chance of being a feel-good season for the Chicago Cubs, but that can’t happen now. Back when Kris Bryant was making a long-shot case for an All-Star berth and Kyle Schwarber was pretending he could destroy American League pitching when given the chance to DH, Near the end of July, the Cubs […]

A brief look at the rest of the season

The Cubs have lost four in a row and are now 6 games behind Pittsburgh for the 1st wild card spot. They’re still 4.5 games ahead of the Giants. More importantly at this point in my opinion, they’re 5 losses better than the Giants. You can’t really make up a loss, but you can make […]

Should the Cubs sign Dexter Fowler to an extension?

Dexter Fowler has had arguably his best season in the big leagues in the year prior to becoming a free agent. The Cubs acquired Fowler from the Astros in January for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily. Valbuena was surprisingly productive as a Cub from 2012-2014, but hasn’t been quite as successful this season with the […]

Cubs 8, Giants 5 (8/25/15)

OSS: Cubs make a laugher of it early, and a nailbiter of it late. Three Up 1. Jake Arrieta had a perfecto through 3, and ended the day allowing no earned runs (1 unearned on his own error, though), striking out 8 over 6 innings and allowing a single walk. Much like Rizzo deserves to […]

Anthony Rizzo: MVP Candidate?

Let’s start this article by talking about Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber is awesome, and this year he’s put up a .275/.373/.558 line. That’s really good, and a .931 OPS/153 wRC+ is good for 10th among all hitters in baseball with 160 PA. Incredible, right? Well, Anthony Rizzo is 9th. That’s right: as incredible as Schwarber has performed […]

Cubs 2, Cleveland 1 (8/24/15)

OSS: Kris Bryant picks up Jon Lester with a walkoff blast. Three up 1. After a week where the Cubs seemed to have scored roughly 217 runs, it was jarring to see them shut down for a game. The Cubs finally got through to Kluber with a RBI triple by Rizzo in the seventh, though […]

To Catch a Cardinal

The Cubs are 7 losses clear of the Giants and 6 losses away from the Cardinals. In a very real sense, the Cubs are closer to the division than they are to falling out of the Wild Card. However, that doesn’t mean that the Cubs are really all that close to getting there. BP has […]

2015 reverse standings

The Cubs season came to an end after their loss to the White Sox on Sunday. The Cubs have not won a game since the middle of August and due to this most recent losing streak, the Cubs find themselves in familiar territory. But not only is their season a failure on the field, they’ve managed […]

Cubs at White Sox (8-16-15)

The Cubs go for 10 in a row today on the south side. Lineups Cubs CF Dexter Fowler LF Chris Denorfia DH Kris Bryant 1B Anthony Rizzo RF Jorge Soler SS Addison Russell 2B Starlin Castro C Miguel Montero 3B Jonathan Herrera P Dan Haren White Sox CF Adam Eaton DH Jose Abreu LF Melky […]

Brewers at Cubs Game Thread (8-13-15)

Lineups Brewers SS Jean Segura C Jonathan Lucroy RF Ryan Braun LF Khris Davis 1B Jason Rogers 2B Elian Herrera 3B Hernan Perez CF Logan Schafer P Tyler Cravy Cubs CF Dexter Fowler LF Kyke Schwarber 2B Chris Coghlan 1B Anthony Rizzo 3B Kris Bryant RF Jorge Soler C David Ross p Jon Lester SS […]

Brewers at Cubs Game Thread (8-12-15)

Lineups Brewers CF Shane Peterson C Jonathan Lucroy RF Ryan Braun 1B Adam Lind LF Khris Davis 2B Scooter Gennett SS Jean Segura 3B Hernan Perez P Matt Garza Cubs CF Dexter Fowler LF Kyle Schwarber 2B Chris Coghlan 1B Anthony Rizzo 3B Kris Bryant RF Jorge Soler C Miguel Montero P Jason Hammell SS […]

Brewers at Cubs Game Thread

Lineups Brewers RF Shane Peterson LF Khris Davis 1B Adam Lind C Jonathan Lucroy 2B Scooter Gennett 3B Elian Herrera SS Jean Segura CF Logan Schafer P Taylor Jungmann Cubs CF Dexter Fowler LF Kyle Schwarber 2B Chris Coghlan 1B Anthony Rizzo 3B Kris Bryant RF Jorge Soler C Miguel Montero P Dan Haren SS […]

Where We Stand Now (8-10-15)

The Cubs completed their 4-game sweep of the Giants and won 5 of their games this week. They’ve won 10 of 11 overall during this hot streak. Their playoff chances are looking pretty good at this point with a 3.5 game lead over the Giants. Team W L PCT RS RA GB Cardinals 71 40 […]

Pirates 7, Cubs 5 (8/5/15)

OSS: Cubs make a comeback, but then realize it was ahead of schedule. Three up 1. Kyle Schwarber hit a two run bomb in the fourth inning to pull the lead within one. It’s been great seeing him crush the ball, especially with Bryant scuffling a bit of late. It was the second highest WPA play […]