Hitters like Miguel Sano, Marcell Ozuna, and Starlin Castro refuse to make things easy on pitchers.
Who comes out on top in the biggest intra-NYC showdown since the election?
Is there reason to hope that the Cubs shortstop’s bat might soon spring back to life?
The Cubs have the luxury of getting creative in solving a problem other teams wish they had.
Who comes out on top in the Windy City showdown?
Involving an unexpected source.
In the debut edition of this series, the fantasy team looks at players who could outperform their PECOTA projections in batting average.
You might want to let someone else pick or buy these players at your drafts and auctions this spring.
Rick Renteria’s lineup has a few intriguing bats, but you’ll probably have to look elsewhere for pitching.
A look at the players who should improve after the All-Star break and those who might go the other way.
Ben and Sam answer emails about what it would look like if a hitter got the yips, what Starlin Castro could turn into, errors in sabermetric research, and more.
Why are shortstops so bad this year, and does it mean anything for the future?
Hustle is usually a subjective term, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how we can decide who really runs hard.
Ben and Sam discuss Kenny Williams’ contention that the poorly rated White Sox farm system is just misunderstood, then consider whether the Cubs should be concerned about Starlin Castro’s makeup.
The Cubs lock down Starlin Castro for at least seven years.
Anthony Rizzo may be making headlines, but the Cubs’ much-maligned shortstop might their best hope for future success.