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Adbert Alzolay has the worst lefty power problem in baseball

Is there already a solution in the works?

Alec Mills, your spot in the Cubs rotation is ready

Mills has more than earned another shot

June 2021 wasn’t a great month of Cubs baseball

The good news: It’s July now.

Will the real Ian Happ please stand up?

What version of the Cubs outfielder will the Cubs get when he returns from the injured list?

Jake Marisnick and Matt Duffy need to be in the Cubs lineup every day

The contact bats they bring to the Cubs change the offense in key ways

Assessing the Cubs offense one week into the season

A dive into the Cubs batting numbers. Hint: It’s not pretty.

A sticky situation: MLB will monitor spin rates via Statcast in 2021

They want to try to detect illegal substances, but it might be difficult to establish a baseline at this point

The Jake Arrieta signing by the numbers

The former Cubs ace is heading back to the North Side of Chicago

The Jake Marisnick signing by the numbers

A closer look at the Cubs new outfielder

An in-depth look at how Joc Pederson might hit against lefthanded pitching

A deep dive into Joc’s platoon numbers.

Nolan Arenado and the Coors Effect

How will he hit now that his home park isn’t in Denver?

The Joc Pederson signing by the numbers

He’s basically Kyle Schwarber with slightly better defense.

Give thanks for these Cubs

Yes, even in 2020

Yu Darvish finished second in Cy Young Award voting, but one writer left him off the ballot entirely

The justifications for that ballot are incoherent - let’s talk about why

Anthony Rizzo and Javier Báez earn Gold Gloves for the 2020 MLB season

The Cubs had a big night as Gold Gloves were announced on ESPN.

Three things that could make or break the Cubs 2020 season with 15 games to play

The Cubs playoff hopes hinge on pitching, situational hitting, and a resurgence of the offensive core.

The Cubs offensive core is struggling, can they get back on track?

A look at the offense before the Crosstown Classic

Grading the Cubs starters a quarter of the way through the season

The Cubs starting pitching has been an unexpected strength in 2020

Craig Kimbrel should not be the Cubs closer

Opposing batters are no longer swinging at his curveball

The Cubs’ 2020 center field options by the numbers

Who’s got the inside track this spring?

The battle for the 5th spot in the Cubs rotation has begun

Mills, Chatwood and Alzolay will get the Cubs first three spring starts

PECOTA projections don’t hate the Cubs quite as much as they did in 2019

...but they predict a really tight race in the NL Central.

The 12 Days of Cubsmas: 4 Alec Mills starts

Mills pitched well enough to earn a shot at the 2020 rotation

The 2020 Cubs Steamer projections are out

What can they tell us about the team’s hottest hitters?

How friendly were the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field for home runs in 2019?

Wrigley’s home run rate wasn’t the cause of the Cubs weird home-road splits in 2019

A look at the Cubs’ second-half starting pitching

... as we head into the final 22 games

A look at the Cubs’ second-half offense

... as we head into the final 23 games of the season.

What’s going on with Jon Lester?

... and can he turn it around?

Did the Cubs sign Jonathan Lucroy at exactly the right time?

The veteran catcher appears to be in the midst of a positive regression with his new team

Exactly how out of control are MLB home run numbers this year?

Over half of MLB teams are on pace to break their single season home run records.

Jose Quintana’s struggles as a Cub are almost exclusively because of Wrigley Field

Now, that’s a bold headline. But I have numbers to back up this claim.

Yu Darvish is finally trusting his stuff

... and the results are historically good

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