A look at potential 2019 rebounds

A look at potential 2019 rebounds
Kris Bryant Two days ago marked the two year anniversary of Kris Bryant’s Game 5 home run which helped to force a Game 6. Today marks the two year anniversary of Kris Bryant’s first inning homer in Game 6 of the World Series which helped force a Game 7. Kris Bryant blasted 39 home runs... Read more »

A look at potential 2019 regressions

A look at potential 2019 regressions
Jon Lester and Cole Hamels Jon Lester and Cole Hamels have been getting Major League hitters out since 2006. I wouldn’t be surprised if both continue to pitch well, but both posted ERAs a full run below their FIPs. They have both consistently out-pitched FIP during their careers but never to such an extreme degree. It bears... Read more »

Chicago Cubs Offseason Primer

Chicago Cubs Offseason Primer
Congratulations To Boston and Their Fans First of all, a tip of the baseball cap to the 2018 Boston Red Sox on their World Series Championship. This was a juggernaut club with a valid argument to be considered among the greatest in baseball history. Few clubs achieve a 108-win season, and even among those that do,... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 3

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 3
Good Morning! The off-season has given Cubs followers plenty to smile about, as first round pick Nico Hoerner continues to dominate the Arizona Fall League. Meanwhile, catcher Erick Castillo is making some noise down in Venezuela. For more, come inside today’s report. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox Mesa scored all the runs they would... Read more »

To spree, or not to spree...

We all have things we look forward to in the spring. Pitchers and catchers reporting, the first televised game of spring, and of course Opening Day. An odd quirk I’ve had since my childhood is keeping my eyes on the dormant ivy, eagerly awaiting those first visible pops of green. That’s usually a few weeks... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 2

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 2
Good Morning! In today’s edition of Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues, Iowa pitcher Casey Coleman becomes a workhorse in the Mexican Pacific League, while first round pick Nico Hoerner continues to enjoy playing in the Arizona Fall League. For all that and more, take a look inside. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox It was a... Read more »
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End of Season Prospect Review: Dakota Mekkes

End of Season Prospect Review: Dakota Mekkes
Developments I looked for in 2018 1) Improve his secondary offerings to not be so fastball dependent 2) Improve fastball command so that he can get ahead of hitters more frequently Season Review Mekkes proved that the deception created by his motion and the extension created by his 6’7″ 250 pound frame as he drives... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 1

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 1
Good morning, and welcome to Cubs Den’s comprehensive coverage of off-season baseball. Three leagues, the Arizona Fall League, the Dominican Winter League, and Venezuelan Winter League, all began play this week. Note: Coverage runs from Sunday through Saturday. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox Opening night on Tuesday saw the Solar Sox rally from a... Read more »

2018-2019 Free Agent Class: What's the Worst Starting Lineup Possible?

2018-2019 Free Agent Class: What's the Worst Starting Lineup Possible?
Now that the Cubs are out of the postseason (were they ever really in it?), it’s inevitably time to turn our focus, as fans, to the offseason. This is always a fun time. But this year in particular is going to be even funner (fine, “more fun”). The 2018-2019 free agent class is pretty stacked (understatement). There are... Read more »
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I Know the Pieces Fit

I Know the Pieces Fit
Mike Banghart: The Cubs are currently analyzing their organization top to bottom trying to find ways to improve. Here at Cubs Den the analysis might not be nearly as in depth, but we also are trying to improve the site for what should be one of the most exciting offseasons in several seasons for the... Read more »