Chicago Cubs

Caleb Begley - Jun 3, 2022

Rogers Hornsby has one of the most intriguing statistical anomalies in the game of baseball. Although he hit over .400 three times, he does not have 3,000 hits as he has 2,930. The two-time MVP could be considered the greatest pure hitter not to eclipse the mark. He had some incredible seasons. In 1922, while […]

Andrelton Simmons
Jim Marshall - Mar 11, 2022

The Chicago Cubs have signed Andrelton Simmons. It is what could be the first of many deals for them. The Cubs signed him to a one-year, $4-million deal plus incentives late Friday to help solidify their need at shortstop. What this Means for the Cubs What this means for the Cubs is that they get […]

Cubs Rockies
Benjamin Sabin - Mar 4, 2022

Cubs 4, Rockies 3 (10) (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Colorado Rockies All-Time Team against the Chicago Cubs All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) Only in a parallel universe could such a thing happen. Surely not in our untidy universe could the greatest ballplayers […]

Cubs All-Time Team
Matt Graves - Feb 25, 2022

The Chicago Cubs All-Time team features iconic players. The group includes some of its most “Loveable Losers,” from the best shortstop to dawn a Cubs uniform and the best player-manager baseball has ever seen. Fans are aware it took this team 108 years to break its championship curse finally. In fact, not one player on […]

Caleb Begley - Feb 18, 2022

After many an article, we have finally reached the top spot on Baseball Reference’s list of great comebacks. The following has to be considered one of the pinnacles of baseball history. Because, in this sport, stating that one has fought back from the brink of disaster is somewhat unique. Comebacks in sports like football and […]

Greg Maddux

Baseball Mythbusters: Greg Maddux and the 3–0 Count Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is one of the greatest pitchers of the Live Ball Era. One reason was his pinpoint control, with his ability to notch front-corner strikes leading to claims that umpires gave him a much wider strike zone than the rest of the league. […]

Taylor Krause - Nov 2, 2021

News broke on Monday that the Chicago Cubs are set to name Greg Brown as their next hitting coach. It marks the latest in a string of hires for the organization this offseason. The Chicago Cubs have yet to formally announce the hire. The Athletic first reported this story. Brown replaces former Cubs hitting coach […]

Taylor Krause - Oct 20, 2021

After finishing 71-91 and in 4th place of the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs offseason is filled with question marks. With a 2021 trade deadline that saw them trade away virtually the entire 2016 World Series core, big decisions loom in the offseason. Do they go all-in on a rebuild? Do they become major players […]

Benjamin Sabin - Aug 13, 2021

 The ability to play baseball well may cause a feeling of adoration in fans of the old ballgame. It may also evoke stronger feelings such as idolization and infatuation. This was the case with Billy Jurges and Violet Popovich. The Chicago Cubs shortstop and the aspiring showgirl found themselves ensnared in a love affair that […]

Anthony Rizzo
Lewis Masella - Aug 2, 2021

The New York Yankees made a major move Thursday to acquire star first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs. In return, the Cubs received two minor leaguers: right-handed pitcher Alexander Vizcaino and outfielder Kevin Alcantara. The Yankees require help at first base, and Rizzo’s offensive presence will lift the spirits of his new teammates. […]

Zach Walling - Jul 30, 2021

With only minutes remaining before the MLB trade deadline, the San Francisco Giants have traded for Kris Bryant. ESPN’s Jeff Passan was the first to break the news. Like catcher Buster Posey, Kris Bryant is a former ROY, MVP, and World Series Champion. Bryant is currently batting .267 with 18 homers and 51 RBIs. Kris […]

Anthony Walsh - Jul 30, 2021

Star shortstop Javier Baez and pitcher Trevor Williams have been traded to the New York Mets. Javier Baez and Trevor Williams to Mets Javier Baez publicly stated that he would love to play with Francisco Lindor, and would only move to second base if he’s playing with Lindor. “If I go to free agency, I’d […]

Craig Kimbrel
Caleb Begley - Jul 30, 2021

The Chicago White Sox have reached an agreement to acquire closer Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago Cubs, according to Jeff Passan. The Chicago White Sox are finalizing a deal to acquire closer Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago Cubs, sources tell ESPN. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021 Kimbrel, an eight time All-Star, had been […]

Noah Barnhart - Jul 30, 2021

With the MLB trade deadline quickly approaching, deals are happening all over the league. The Chicago Cubs are perhaps the biggest sellers this season. Earlier in the week, they sent reliable reliever Andrew Chafin to the Oakland Athletics. Now, they have decided to trade Ryan Tepera to their crosstown rivals. In return, the Chicago White […]

Diamondbacks Cubs

Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 4 PHOENIX, July 18 — Merrill Kelly pitched into the ninth inning, scattering six hits over eight innings-plus, and Eduardo Escobar scored three runs while driving in two with an eighth-inning home run as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs, 6–4, Sunday afternoon. Strong defensive play highlighted the first three and […]

Benjamin Sabin - Jul 16, 2021

The Chicago Cubs are like a warm patchwork quilt that has been handed down from generation to generation. Even those whose allegiances lay with other teams can’t help but feel an affinity for the Cubbies. And even though St. Louis Cardinals fans might disagree, the Cubs have found a way into the hearts of baseball […]

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Jake Hager

Three members of the Las Vegas area high school Class of 2011 have been drafted and made the big leagues. One of those three graduated early and was the first overall pick in 2010 — 2021 National League MVP Bryce Harper, who made his debut for the Washington Nationals in 2012 at the age of […]

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Benjamin Sabin - Jul 16, 2021

Father and daughter woke up early and loaded their packs with snacks, field guides, sunblock, and water. They took care to lock the door behind them as they went down to the creek for a Fourth of July hike. Mom had to work. The morning was pleasant: overcast, high 60’s, with a soft breeze. A […]

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Mike Ursery - Jul 16, 2021

No team in Major League Baseball has ever completed an awards sweep, winning the Cy Young Award, Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Rookie of the Year (ROTY) all in the same season.  History shows that many teams have come close to making an awards sweep. Most recently, Justin Verlander (Cy Young Award) and Yordan Alvarez […]

Matt Graves - Jul 16, 2021

New York Mets Max Scherzer is coming off of the injured list. He will start tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. Left-hander Chasen Shreve was designated for assignment. It was a corresponding move to open a roster spot for the three-time Cy Young winner. Due to a strained oblique muscle, Scherzer’s return to the mounds […]

Jim Marshall - Jul 16, 2021

The Washington Nationals extend Mike Rizzo and Dave Martinez to new deals. Rizzo will return as president of baseball operations, whereas Martinez is back as team manager. Mark Lerner, the principal managing owner of the Nationals, announced the moves over the weekend. The team announced they’d exercised the 2023 contract options on both. This gives […]

Diamondbacks Giants

Diamondbacks 8, Giants 3 PHOENIX, July 4 — Two stolen bases, two Giants throwing errors, a score from first on a double, and a first-to-third on a sacrifice bunt paced the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8–3 Independence Day victory over the San Francisco Giants Monday afternoon. Center fielder/right fielder Daulton Varsho went 3-for-4 with three […]

Astros Valdez Javier
Braden Herb - Jul 16, 2021

One would think that with the success that Justin Verlander has had this season, he would be the unquestioned ace of the Houston Astros‘ staff. However, Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier have authored some incredible pitching performances in recent starts. With these amazing outings, the pair have nearly matched Verlander statistically on the season. The […]

Scoreless Outing

Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on July 4. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]