Evan Altman

Evan Altman is the editor and lead writer for Cubs Insider and is fast becoming Central Indiana's foremost Cubs authority. He is a husband, father, homebrewer, and award-winning blogger with entirely too much pop culture knowledge. Evan's greatest accomplishments include scoring 400 points in Magic Johnson's Fast Break, naming all 10 members of the Wu-Tang Clan in under 3.5 seconds, and winning the Meese Literary Award at Hanover College. You can follow him on Twitter @DEvanAltman.

Cubs Video Clips: Down on the Farm Panel Offers Prospect News, Revelations on Soler and Villanueva

Down on the Farm, the final panel session of the 2017 Cubs Convention, featured Jason McLeod (senior VP of scouting and development), Jaron Madison (director of player development), and Matt Dorey (director of amateur scouting) discussing the methods to their madness. I don’t know if it was the timing or …

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Watch: Evan Talks with Rob Zastryzny About Mistaken Identity, Poutine, and Cleaning the Bathroom

If you follow me on social media, you may already know about the opportunity I had to work with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at the Cubs Convention. I’ve developed a pretty solid relationship with the Cubs’ advanced-A affiliate over the last couple years, to the extent that they saw fit …

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Watch: Jeimer Candelario Talks Family, Faith, and Love for the Game

The first thing I noticed about Jeimer Candelario was his affable humility. He walked into the Mayfair Room at the Sheraton Grand (that’s where all the minor league affiliates had set up shop) and signed autographs for all the kids who approached him. Then he came over to the Pelicans’ …

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Watch: Jason McLeod Discusses Development Strategy and the Challenges of Later Draft Picks, New CBA

Theo Epstein and, to a lesser extent, Jed Hoyer tend to get all the credit for the Cubs’ success. But just as integral to the team’s growth has been the guy who joked about being able to get better seats when he sits with the team president. Jason McLeod, senior …

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Welcome to the New (and Improved?) Cubs Insider with a Cup Bump (Video)

As the world has become well aware, the Cubs are no strangers when it comes to celebrations. Wanting to keep with the tradition of toasting all manner of success with a clinking of glasses but lacking the requisite stemware, they were forced to improvise. Thus, they started bumping cups. Celebratory gesticulations …

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Watch Live: Evan Sits Down with Rob Zastryzny, Jeimer Candelario, and Jason McLeod at CubsCon

Whether you’ll be there in person or just want to join via computer or mobile, join me Saturday as I sit down to talk shop with three members of the Cubs family. In conjunction with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, I will be interviewing Rob Zastryzny, Jeimer Candelario, and Jason McLeod …

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Because There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Coverage of Jason Heyward’s New Swing (Video)

It’s been, like, a couple weeks since we last talked about Jason Heyward’s swing and I was starting to experience symptoms of withdrawal. Enter the dope man, Sloan Park PA announcer Tim Sheridan, with a brand new fix. Okay, we’ve seen some of it before, but in smaller snippets. Here …

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