Awful game last night. I was at the U2 concert so I am glad I missed it. Reading the recaps are brutal enough, so enter at your own risk. Ian Happ's pinch-hit homer gets us within nine runs in the 9th. — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 23, 2018 Tyler Chatwood...
CI Recap (5/22/18) – Cubs 1, Indians 10: Chatwood’s Struggles Continue, Situational Hitting Falls Flat
by: Connor Johnson — Cubs Insider 10h
The Cubs entered this two-game set with the Indians looking to build on their recent success of taking three of four against the Reds. The young Cubs lineup has been widely criticized for poor situational hitting, not only during this season, but also...
by: Evan Altman — Cubs Insider 17h
It’s really weird to me that in this era of pervasive digital content churning at a breakneck pace 25 hours a day, eight days a week, we haven’t really heard much about the potential blockbuster trade involving Manny Machado going to the Cubs. You’d...
by: Evan Altman — Cubs Insider 17h
Ben Zobrist and Albert Almora Jr. taking the top two spots in the order is something I like seeing, even with a righty on the mound. Almora has performed very well against righties since the second half of last season and having two hitters in front of...
by: Brendan Miller — Cubs Insider 19h
There are three truths to the Manny Machado and Addison Russell conversation. First, Machado has already proven that he is a generational talent. Second, Russell has yet to reach the “next Barry Larkin” potential A’s president Billy Beane bestowed upon.
by: Sean Holland — Cubs Insider 22h
The Cubs return to Wrigley having taken three of four against the Reds to finish a quality 5-2 road trip. While the offense was impressive in Cincinnati, the real story was the starting pitching. Jon Lester, Jose Quintana, and Yu Darvish all had very...
by: Jeff Burdick — Cubs Insider 22h
The Chicago Cubs struggles the most against power starters. Trading for one or more hitters with proven success against such pitchers is an option, but how well is Manager Joe Maddon maximizing his current roster options?
by: Todd Johnson — Cubs Insider 23h
The lack of hitting in the Cubs system to this point in the season is a little disconcerting. Then again, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Over the past two summers, the Cubs have drafted mostly pitchers. Position players, specifically those with...
by: Michael Canter — Cubs Insider 22 May
Random thoughts this morning: “As a rule, we will not be paying premiums for rentals. We just won’t. It’s hard to build an organization that way.” Theo Epstein said that and I tend to believe he is the most transparent front office executive in sports. A.
by: Evan Altman — Cubs Insider 22 May
In the interest of full disclosure, I should let you know right off the top that I carry a serious torch for Albert Almora Jr. Not only was he the first draft pick of Theo Epstein and Co., thereby becoming the de facto poster boy of the new regime, but he
by: Brendan Miller — Cubs Insider 22 May
Jose Quintana has had exceptional command throughout his stellar career, but he hasn’t been able to locate with such precision in the early going of 2018. That changed during Q’s most recent start against the Reds, when he finally looked like the man who’
by: Moshe Wilensky — Cubs Insider 21 May
The Cubs reached the 40-game mark last Wednesday night in a 4-1 loss to Atlanta, at which point they stood at 22-18 and in fourth place in a very competitive NL Central. With a quarter of the season now played, it’s a good time to review everyone’s...