1. Predicting the Chicago Cubs Opening Day Roster in 2015

    The Chicago Cubs took clear steps forward this season and have built up momentum moving into 2015. When they get some more prospects at the big league level and some top line pitching in free agency, this team could compete...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 7 days ago 11,230 reads 36 comments

  2. Chicago Cubs: Full Scouting Report for Every September Call-Up

    The future is bright in Chicago, and Cubs fans have gotten a glimpse of that with the call-ups of Javier Baez and Jorge Soler in the past month...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 13 days ago 2,857 reads 6 comments

  3. Chicago Cubs: An Early Offseason and Free-Agency Primer

    Heading into 2015, there is actually reason for optimism among the Chicago Cubs fanbase. While this year has been similar to others, it has also seen top prospects such as Javier ...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 23 days ago 3,648 reads 7 comments

  4. Predicting What the Chicago Cubs Lineup Will Look Like Next Year

    The progress the young guns have made in the minor leagues this season is encouraging for the Chicago Cubs ' future. As long as they add some quality pitching in free agency this offseason, they should actually be a pretty interesting team in 2015...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 15,753 reads 26 comments

  5. Chicago Cubs Are Favorites to Land Jon Lester This Offseason

    When the Oakland Athletics traded for lefty ace Jon Lester , they knew they were renting. Come this offseason, the Chicago Cubs will be looking to buy...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 10,893 reads 51 comments

  6. Chicago Cubs Rebuild Isn't Working? Time to Think Again

    The Cubs have sent out a subpar product at the major league level for three straight seasons now as they attempt to build from the ground up...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 7,470 reads 40 comments

  7. Javier Baez Predictions for the Home Stretch of the 2014 Season

    When Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez was called up to the big league squad on Aug. 5, there was a sense of justifiable excitement within the fanbase. Through his first major league series, Baez has done nothing to lower expectations...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 8,449 reads 32 comments

  8. FanGraphs Is Convinced Javier Baez Is Headed for Superstardom

    Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago confirmed early on Monday that Chicago Cubs shortstop prospect Javier Baez will be called up and will make his major league debut at second base on Tuesday night in Colorado ...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 8,571 reads 21 comments

  9. Re-Ranking Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects After the Trade Deadline

    This trade deadline, the Cubs added to an already loaded system of young talent. Even though they've yet to add any elite pitching prospects to the system, the team continues to claim it can build the pitching staff through trades and free agency...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 16,038 reads 24 comments

  10. Grading the Chicago Cubs' Trade Deadline Performance

    Fans knew the Cubs would be sellers once again this trade deadline, and with their flurry of deals over the past month, they've added several more key prospects...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 15,760 reads 25 comments

  11. Sports' Hierarchy of Needs: What Motivates Every Athlete

    Psychologist Abraham Maslow is famous for describing humans' simple motivation system, which he called Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs . It describes what motivates each person moving through life's ups and downs...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 373 reads 0 comments

  12. Chicago Cubs Trade Deadline: Preview and Predictions

    Even though the Chicago Cubs have unloaded their biggest trade pieces in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, they still might have moves to make before the July 31 trade deadline...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 9,997 reads 18 comments

  13. 5 Prospects the Cubs Should Give a Shot in the Second Half

    It's no secret that the Chicago Cubs possess more exciting players in the minor leagues than they do in the major leagues. As sad as it is, most of the core of the team's future hasn't played a major league game yet...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 2 months ago 11,032 reads 33 comments

  14. Scouting Reports for Chicago Cubs Players in 2014 Futures Game

    One of the highlights of All-Star Weekend is the Futures Game, an event where fans can see some of the game's future stars. There are undoubtedly players at every position who will be playing that same weekend in the MLB All-Star Game eventually...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 2 months ago 4,469 reads 3 comments

  15. Ranking Chicago Cubs' Best All-Star Game Candidates

    Even though the Cubs are 11 games under .500 this season, they still have a few deserving All-Stars. Both on the mound and at the plate, the team has had players step up, and those players should be playing in Minnesota this July...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 3,493 reads 19 comments

  16. Breaking Down the Most Likely Trade Partners for the Chicago Cubs

    At the trade deadline, the most important thing a team can have is assets. However, the second most important thing to have at the deadline is a trade partner...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 11,013 reads 14 comments

  17. Odds of Each Chicago Cubs Trade Chip Being Moved at the Deadline

    Sadly, the most exciting portion of the Chicago Cubs ' season over the past couple years has been the trade deadline as the team adds to its already-loaded farm system...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 5,919 reads 20 comments

  18. Chicago Cubs Prospects: B/R's Top-15 Breakdown, Post-2014 Draft

    The Cubs went with the best hitter in the 2014 draft in Round 1 after the top three pitchers were taken off the board with the top three picks. After that, they loaded up with plenty of arms...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 9,926 reads 10 comments

  19. Re-Ranking Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects Post-MLB Draft Day 1

    After a relatively eventful Day 1 of the 2014 MLB draft, the Cubs have had a little shift in their top 10 prospects list...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 9,683 reads 6 comments

  20. Latest Expert Predictions on Who Chicago Cubs Will Draft

    With the 2014 MLB draft just about a month away, the Cubs once again have a top-five pick. Last season they appeared to hit a home run by taking 3B Kris Bryant with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, and this season they hold pick No...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 7,352 reads 7 comments

  21. 5 Chicago Cubs Prospects Who Never Panned out

    In the over century-long World Series drought the Cubs are currently experiencing, they've had their fair share of heartbreak. Sometimes they've been downright bad, but sometimes they've actually had reason to get excited...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 11,255 reads 32 comments

  22. "A Tribe Reborn" Gives Nostalgic Look Back at Indians' 1990's Powerhouse

    There is perhaps no franchise outside of the Chicago Cubs that is more cursed than the Cleveland Indians . Most would agree that Cleveland as a sports city is the most cursed in the entire country...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 849 reads 1 comments

  23. 5 Potential Deals Epstein and Hoyer Should Propose at Deadline

    While the Cubs are still rebuilding, they need to garner some more top prospects. It appears they are a couple of pitchers away from having a truly complete farm system, and that's ...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 7,692 reads 10 comments

  24. 3 Chicago Cubs Prospects That Are Taking Steps Back in 2014 so Far

    The good news for the Chicago Cubs is that most of their top prospects have been true to form to start this season with very few hiccups in the first month...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 5 months ago 8,853 reads 9 comments

  25. Chicago Cubs Biggest Winners and Losers of April

    This season was expected to be a very solid step in the right direction for the Chicago Cubs . However, this season hasn't given much reason for optimism yet on the North Side...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 5 months ago 3,426 reads 3 comments