This is What Joe Maddon Was Hired For

He’s known as somewhat of a mad scientist, tinkering with his lineups and challenging conventional baseball wisdom at every turn. When Joe Maddon overuses his closer in the playoffs or keeps a failing hitter at the top of his lineup for a decent chunk of the season, he always has an argument to defend his…

Will the Love For Ben Zobrist Eventually Hurt the Cubs?

How can you not be a fan of Ben Zobrist? Local kid made good, hailing from the Peoria area to become one the MLB’s premier players. He turned himself into the most versatile player of his era during his years in Tampa Bay and is responsible for a shift in the way baseball minds think…

I’ll Just Go Ahead and Eat My Words About Kyle Hendricks

You’re welcome. Clearly Kyle Hendricks saw my post about him throwing like a candyass and decided to shut down the Pirates last night. Some guys just need the proper motivation, so I’ll go ahead and credit last night’s Cubs win to Right in Your Wheelhouse for those of you scoring at home. Hendricks’ fastball was…

What Does Kyle Hendricks Need To Do To Suck Less?

Anyone who thinks Kyle Hendricks’ 2016 campaign was a fluke is a grade-A moron. Anyone who expected Kyle Hendricks’ 2016 campaign to become his norm is brain-dead optimist. Anyone who expected Hendricks to fall somewhere in between his past two seasons of production is probably right, but not looking good so far in 2017. Hendricks…

I Don’t Understand the Continued David Ross Infatuation

Living in Chicago, I know Cubs and White Sox fans pretty well. Sox fans are always depressed and hate their team even when they’re good. Cubs fans are the opposite, they’re always happy (or drunk, depends on your outlook) and love their team, even in the days when they were a dumpster fire. And they…