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Jake Arrieta’s Using His Sinker at (Maybe) Unsustainably High Rates

Looks like it's time to add another weird trend to the list of odd Jake Arrieta observations. After a historical 2015 campaign, the bearded pitcher showed variable release points in 2016, which was associated with significantly less slider movement.

John Lackey Did Some Plunking, Crazy Things Happen, and Other Bullets

Why is it that we just assume and accept that a Cubs batter needed to be hit yesterday?

The Latest on the Cubs and Justin Verlander Makes a Deal Sound Unlikely

The rumors attaching the Cubs and Justin Verlander continue, but that doesn't mean a trade is going to happen.

Cubs Trade Rumors: A.J. Ellis Targeted, Dodgers Out on Verlander, Bucs Could Buy

We're going to hit last night's rumblings in somewhat rapid succession, since there's nothing entirely new here. There are, however, a couple of wrinkles as it regards the Cubs.

You’ve Got Me Up to 36 Straight Hours for the #BNBlogathon! Let’s Do Some More Good!

You folks are doing some real good in this world, and also driving me crazy (in a good way!).

Cubs Minor League Daily: Top Cubs Draft Pick Brendon Little Debuts

The Cubs' top pick in the 2017 draft get his professional career underway.

The Rundown: Hawk Shakes Fist at Cloud, Bryant Ejected for Arguing, Javy’s Platinum Sombrero, Tigers Bundled?

"That's enough of that, Lackey," Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson grumbled as he shook his fist menacingly at one of the clouds that dared float in the Chicago afternoon sky. "That's enough of that BS. You're gonna…okay…Let's see which one of your boys is gonna get drilled.

Cubs Reportedly Express Interest in Defensively-Inclined Mets Back-Up Catcher Rene Rivera

Given his defensive value, Rivera might be a perfect target for the Cubs.

Cubs First Round Pick Brendon Little Shows Perseverance in Professional Debut

How much can you say about a three-inning start? And it's not like the game was on MiLB.TV, either.

Just another Cubs-Sox game as Anthony Rizzo, John Lackey jaw in dugout

They're not the first pair of Cubs teammates to have a caught-on-camera dugout confrontation, but this one was historically tame.

A.J. Ellis a More Likely Catcher Trade for the Cubs Than Alex Avila or Jonathan Lucroy?

Ellis would be a near perfect realistic addition for the Cubs.

Forget Verlander; Cubs instead working on trade for veteran catcher

Sources say that despite persistent rumors, the Cubs are not in play for All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy or former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander.

Brewers Address Their Bullpen, Trade for White Sox Reliever Anthony Swarzak

The Brewers made a move, and though it wasn't a big one, it could be a very useful one.

The Exact Breakdown of Justin Verlander’s Contract on Cubs Payroll

Much has been made about the Cubs' affinity for Justin Verlander because of their forthcoming favorable payroll. Although Verlander is owed $28 million over the next two years and has a $22 million vesting option for 2020 if he finishes top five in Cy Young voting, the Cubs don't have many big deals on their …

Nice-guy MVP Kris Bryant ejected? Must be Cubs-Sox week

The most bizarre event in a game full of them was the first ejection of Kris Bryant's big-league career, in the fourth inning of the Cubs' 7-2 win.