Cubs Should Go After Another Bat

The recent acquisition of closer Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees shows that the Cubs front office is going all in to try and win the World Series this year.   In a trade with the Yankees, Chicago gave up two of their top five minor-league prospects: shortstop Gleyber Torres, outfielder Billy McKinney, and two other players.  The only problem is that the Chapmam acquisition cannot…

Theo Epstein does it again: Chapman heading to Cubs

Chicago Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein has pulled another rabbit out of his hat. The Cubs have traded for flame throwing closer Aroldis Chapman, taking him away from the New York Yankees, without giving up a single core player from the already World Series contending squad. Better yet, bringing in Chapman keeps him…

White Sox Should Fire Ventura

Three games into the second half of the season, the Chicago White Sox season has reached a crossroads.  Coming out of the break, the White Sox appeared to have a favorable series matchup against the Angels, a team who has consistently been in the AL’s bottom five teams all season long.  However, instead of using these…

Deadline Looms Large in AL East

As the second half of the Major League Baseball season begins on Friday afternoon, five of the six divisions appear to be spoken for.  In the NL East, the Washington Nationals have a six game lead.  In the central, the Chicago Cubs lead by seven, with the Giants leading the pack by 6.5 games in…

Baseball’s mid-season MVP and Cy Young award finalists

We’ve reached the baseball’s midway point of the season: The MLB All-Star break. The competition for the end of the season awards is already heating up. Let’s take a look at the contenders for the major awards at this point in time. First, we’ll begin with the American League MVP award. David Ortiz is having…

Matt Harvey is out for the year… But are the Mets?

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey has thoracic outlet syndrome. What does this mean? It means he’s going to get shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season. Harvey has a loss of feeling in his arm and fingers, and this surgery should correct it so he’ll be available for the start of 2017….

The All-Star results are in, but is it good for the Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs’ expectations have been sky high all year. Most predicted them to win the World Series back in the winter. They’ve lived up to those expectations most of the year, but recently, the team has struggled. In the last 17 games their record is just 5-12. The starting pitching has looked weaker, the bullpen has…

Cubs’ Rough Stretch Should Give NL Contenders Hope

The magic carpet ride that Chicago Cubs fans have been on for most of the 2016 season has finally hit a bit of turbulence.  Since a June 19 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago’s National League team is just 5-12.  Four of those victories have come against the Cincinnati Reds, the basement dweller in the…

The Cleveland Indians are the hottest team in baseball

It looks as if the recent success of the Cleveland Cavaliers might be rubbing off on the Cleveland Indians. The Cavs won the NBA title on June 19th. It was the first title for Cleveland in any sport since 1964. The Indians seem to be motivated since mid June, because they’ve completely turned their season around. Since…