Chicago Cubs 2020 Recap: The End of an Era

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The Chicago Cubs 2020 season ended when they were eliminated from the playoffs last Friday by the Miami Marlins. Chicago really struggled to make contact at the plate. In the two losses versus Miami, they had nine hits and just one run. This was a story all too familiar for the Cubs, and has been […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 51: The Future of Baseball

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word on Baseball ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian wrote an article about how baseball may look in the year 2037 and Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen have something to say about it. Do they think the future of baseball looks bright and sunny? Or dark and dismal? There was also a home […] READ MORE





Daily Dominance: How Good is Joey Votto?

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By Brady Grove – Last Word On Baseball Joey Votto is 32 years old and is six years removed from winning the National League MVP Award in 2010; back when a core of Cincinnati Reds staples like Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce and Votto were annually competing for the NL Central title. Daily […] READ MORE


Kris Bryant Deserves the MVP

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Kris Bryant Deserves the MVP: With the season winding down it's time to take a look at who has a real shot to take home the NL MVP trophy. READ MORE


Cubs Corner: Chicago Downs LA Angels

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Cubs Corner: Chicago Downs LA Angels The Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Angels in an interleague 2-game series. They have now beaten the Angels four out of four times on the season. With the two wins, the Cubs move to a league best 30 games over .500, at 71-41. Along with the great record, […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs Could Be Most Dominant Team of All Time

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Newsflash; the Chicago Cubs are good. Very good. Coming into the 2016 season, most expected the Cubs to be one of the top teams in the National League. Not only are they good; they’re turning Major League Baseball into their own personal playground this year. In addition to having the best record in baseball and […] READ MORE


Cubs Roll the DBacks

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Over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs took on the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 3-game series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs took two of the three games from Arizona, winning the first two and dropping the last. Oddly enough, Jake Arrieta was the starter who got the loss in the series, ending his amazing streak of […] READ MORE