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…

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…

Who’s the early favorite to win the NL Cy Young award?

It’s only mid-June, but the National League Cy Young award race couldn’t be tighter. Although some may think it’s a two person race between Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, and Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw, a closer look shows a few more legitimate candidates. Let’s start with last year’s winner: Jake Arrieta. It took Arrieta…

Cubs Refuse to Allow Base Runners

Look at that picture. What do you see? No, I don’t mean look at how dominant Kershaw has been. No, I don’t mean look at how unsettlingly white John Lackey’s teeth are. I mean, that is 80% of the Cubs’ pitching staff on the leaderboard. All with WHIPs under 1.00. When I first saw that…