The Cubs made one final trade before the waiver deadline. It may have a bigger impact on the club than many realize.
The Rangers are exceeding expectations. Where did the expectations go wrong?
Jerry Dipoto is a front-office free agent. What will his new team be getting?
Mike Matheny blundered in not pinch-hitting for Carlos Martinez on Saturday. It matters.
Joe Maddon bats Addison Russell ninth every day; is that good for him, and is it good for the Cubs?
One is a genius, the other’s insane. Also, they’re both qualifying-offer eligible and haven’t yet been traded. What might happen?
Summarizing the once and future GM’s style and attributes.
How rare is the Cubs ability to wear down pitchers for such a young team?
The different flavors of WAR evaluate pitchers differently — which players are particularly favored by one system, and why?
Among the slew of moves made leading up to the trade deadline, there were some notable non-moves that also deserve analysis
The frequently-traded right-hander has a new home in Chicago, and Philadelphia’s speedster heads north.
The Twins, Blue Jays, and many others stock their bullpens for the stretch run.
The French missionaries and explorers were coming here as early as the late 1600s to trade with the Native Americans.
The Yankees acquire white whale Dustin Ackley, the Pirates bolster their bullpen, and the Giants solidify their rotation with Mike Leake.
The Phillies finally trade their ace and get back a big package of prospects from one of the most exciting farm systems in baseball.