How Brian Duensing Has Become a Stud Out of the Pen

In the middle of the offseason following a World Series championship, the Chicago Cubs went to work to improve their team and work toward defending their title and maintain their role as the team to beat for the 2017 season. How did Theo & Co. do that? By signing Brian Duensing. Continue reading


What to do About the Rotation

To say that the Cubs rotation this season has been less than ideal would be an understatement. We have grown accustomed to seeing the starters allow run after run to score in the first innings of games for the last week or so, but the struggles extend further than just the first inning. The starting rotation ERA currently sits 22nd in all of Major League Baseball (4.28), the WHIP a tad worse than that at 23rd on the list (1.36), and batting average against at an abysmal .259 which sits 26th in the league. Continue reading

What to Expect from Albert Almora Jr.

Albert Almora Jr. got his call to the big leagues on Tuesday with Jorge Soler hitting the DL due to his hammy. It has been a roller coaster ride for Almora since he was the first draft pick of the Hoyer and Epstein era in Chicago in 2012. He has gone from future superstar to draft dud back to being a possible MLB starter in just a matter of 4 years. Through all of this though, we seem to forget that the kid is still just 22 years old and has a long career ahead of him. Let’s take a look at what to expect from the Miami native moving forward. Continue reading

What to Expect from Ben Zobrist

We all know how big of a free agent signing Ben Zobrist was for the Cubs this offseason. The 10 year veteran adds an element to the lineup that the young and powerful Cubs didn’t really see last season. For a roster sporting a lot of all-or-nothing swingers, Zobrist provides the stability of a high contact guy that actually had more walks than strikeouts last season between Oakland and Kansas City that can also hit at the top of the order and be an on-base guy for Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant to drive in. While the Zorilla provides a lot of positives at the plate for the Cubbies, the real question is how will the utility-loving manager Joe Maddon utilize him this season? Continue reading