Category Archives: Editorial

CHICAGOstyleSPORTS or other Chicago fan’s opinion pieces on current Chicago sports news, rumors, and happenings.

The Arbitration Case for Kris Bryant

On Friday, salary arbitration figures will be exchanged between players and teams. This is basically the agent of a player formally submitting a number to the team, and the team submitting a number to the agent. In most cases, these exchanges come and go and there is a near immediate agreement. There are some cases…

Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish Deals, Includes Cubs? Alex Cobb Loves Chicago Food

We actually had Hot Stove news today - but it turns out a few baseball insiders got too antsy. It happens, but what are you going to do? https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/951140300294115329 Apparently, there were talks, and you can split hairs in arguing if the deal ever got close or not. In any event, the Gerrit Cole trade...…

Anatomy of Extending a Joe Maddon Contract

Frank Chance, Cap Anson, Charlie Grimm, and Joe Maddon. This is the Mount Rushmore of Chicago Cubs managers. Cap having the most games (and pre-World Series titles) and a record of 1,282-932. Grimm recording a .547 winning percentage and nearly 1,000 wins, to go along with his two league championships. Chance won four league championships,…