Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration right before Cubs convention got underway as both sides agreed to a one year, $2.64MM deal. This was first reported by our very own Anno: BREAKING NEWS: A WORLD SERIES DREAMING EXCLISIVE Directly from Theo Epstein HIMSELF! Russell & Samardzija have Continue reading Shark Month: Deconstructing an awful month for a pretty good pitcher
This will be relatively brief but serves to consolidate all the random Tweets by Anno, Roobs and other bloggers all over the interwebs. The Cubs hosted an informational session where they revealed their plans to restore Wrigley Field, and not to rebuild it. For the source you can check out Continue reading Wrigley Renovation Plans From the Cubs Convention
Ok, so it’s “Cubs Convention Eve”, and the bags are packed, batteries for the camera are charged, sharpies placed in a strategic place in my purse for easy grabbing for those unexpected run-in’s with any of the 75+ current, former, and future players, not to mention the management, ownership, broadcasters, Continue reading BASEBALL IS FINALLY HERE!
The 2013 Cubs Convention is this weekend, and you can check out the schedule and the list of invitees that unfortunately (to me, at least) does not include a certain former Cub. For those of you who can’t go, please follow the WSD Twitter (check the sidebar to follow) and Continue reading Choose Your Own Cubs Adventure 4: The Cubs Convention
The last time we did Mad Libs was kind of fun but way too involved. That’s probably because Rick Telander uses way too many words to say not very much at all. Anyway, today we have a somewhat accurate yet snarky article from Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports as he Continue reading Cubs Mad Libs, brought to you by Yahoo!
Based on the fact that Rick Telander probably doesn’t read our blog because he’s so awesome, we’re going to have a bit of fun at his expense. We can’t let Deadspin have all the fun, right? I don’t know how many times Deadspin has actually poked fun at Chicago sports Continue reading Cubs Mad Libs, brought to you by the Chicago sports media
There’s no shortage of fun in baseball’s Latino cousin, beisbol. The uniforms are different, they aren’t the same clean designs that you get in MLB and they are plastered with ads, but they serve their purpose. The game itself isn’t on the same level as MLB either, it’s not out Continue reading Baseball/Beisbol, it’s all in fun
Yesterday, we outlined the mess the new front office had to clean up. Today, unencumbered by playoff football and random awards shows, let’s try to figure out how they may work towards that goal in regards to player development.
Here’s the deal. We know that prospects are important in baseball. We know that one of the primary methods of acquiring these prospects is through the amateur draft, and that the guys who are picked early are usually the most likely to succeed in the major leagues, which intuitively makes Continue reading Deciphering the “Cubs Way”: Replacing the house of cards with a house of bricks
I really liked this post about important sabermetric concepts, just a bit simplified. You should read it and enjoy it too.