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How many players currently on the Cubs active roster will be on the team on Opening Day 2023?

The team is likely to see major turnover by the time they take the field at Wrigley next March 30.

Javier Báez is providing free meals in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona

He’s always been a star on and off the field

September 15 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

Time to check in with old friends again.

Anticipating Cubs roster moves for the rest of the 2022 season

Here’s a look at who’s returning and who might go off the 28-man active roster over the next three weeks.

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Bingo: The last Cubs appearance of the year edition

For some reason the Cubs and Giants are on ESPN tonight

TOOTBLAN: A 2022 Cubs story

Let’s take a closer look at the Cubs’ baserunning woes this season

September 5 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

Of these four, only one or two will make the postseason.

August 26 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

Time to catch up with old friends.

Thoughts on a flop of a Cubs trade deadline

The Cubs failed to get anything for Willson Contreras at the deadline and now might not get good value.

The Cubs should sign Nico Hoerner to a long-term deal

This could save the team lots of money in the long run.

August 16 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

Time to check in on some of our old favorites again.

Who will be dropped from the Cubs’ 40-man roster at the end of the 2022 season?

It’s probably more players than you think.

A visit to the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa

All of this began with a movie that isn’t really about baseball at all.

2022 MLB Field of Dreams Game Baseball Bingo

It’s not ESPN, but this national TV broadcast is definitely worth a bingo card!

In appreciation of Jason Heyward

His career in Chicago is over. It’s had its ups and downs, to be sure. In the end, though, I’m glad he was here.

Reflections on the day the Cubs did not trade Willson Contreras and Ian Happ

This all could end up very well for the Chicago Cubs. Wait, hear me out.

August 2 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber, and trade deadline open thread

It’s trade deadline day, so I thought I’d revisit several Cubs who were traded at the deadline a year ago. How have they done over the last week or so?

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Bingo: Trade Deadline edition

It’s been a brutal week for Cubs fans, so of course we get another national broadcast to make it worse

Nico Hoerner’s breakout season by the numbers

A closer look at how the young Cubs shortstop has thrived on the North Side this season.

July 27 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

It’s been a while. How are these old favorites doing?

A few thoughts about the Cubs’ first game televised on Peacock

The NBC/Comcast owned streaming service has some things to learn about baseball.

A few thoughts on the Cubs and the upcoming MLB trade deadline

Presenting an overview of where the team stands now, and where they might be headed over the next couple of weeks.

A few thoughts about the future of the Chicago Cubs

What do potential upcoming trades mean for the team going forward?

Will 2022 be the worst season in Cubs franchise history?

This year has not been good. But perhaps it won’t be quite as bad for the remainder of the season.

2022 Chicago Cubs midseason grades

Some things were good for the Cubs before the All-Star break. And some... were not.

July 12 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

Your old favorites had a busy week.

Here’s why you shouldn’t always believe the Statcast home run distance numbers

A couple of Patrick Wisdom homers from last week tell the tale.

July 5 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

A weekly check-in on these Cubs favorites.

What should the Cubs do with Jason Heyward? No, this is not a ‘DFA him’ article

Instead, it’s about a roster crunch.

June 28 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

Another look at some old favorites.

The Cubs’ defense has been abysmal in 2022

It’s certainly contributing to their struggles

The Cubs should fire Jed Hoyer

Well now, that’s a provocative headline. But hear me out. And I’ve got an idea on who they should hire to replace him.