A Rethinking of How Baseball Should Work

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I read a fun article by Grant Brisbee earlier about the changing face of baseball economics: In baseball, the best players are usually the cheapest players. This is a truism, and that sentence probably didn’t blow the minds of anyone reading this. It’s something we’ve internalized and accepted long ago. Continue reading A Rethinking of How Baseball Should Work

Sometimes, There is No Icing

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The long (actually, it wasn’t that long) wait is over as we finally found out where Shohei Ohtani wants to go to hone his craft: #Angels only a surprise because they didn't have any already-known ties to Ohtani. Otherwise, the choice makes sense. I wrote earlier this week on what Continue reading Sometimes, There is No Icing

What the Cubs Should Tell Shohei Ohtani (UPDATE)

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Not too long after the Black Friday thoughts, it was reported that the agent for Shohei Ohtani was distributing a questionnaire to every MLB club: Ohtani, 23, requested explanations in English and Japanese, if possible, through his agent Nez Balelo. Ohtani is asking teams to identify his strengths and weaknesses Continue reading What the Cubs Should Tell Shohei Ohtani (UPDATE)

Chicago Cubs Can’t Really Spend Much On Amateurs This Year

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We’ve gotten to the cusp of spring training, and today, Baseball America revealed the 2016 MLB Draft and international spending pools for each team: This year, bonus slots are just over 4.6 percent higher than they were last year. Unfortunately for the Cubs, this doesn’t much matter, especially if Dexter Continue reading Chicago Cubs Can’t Really Spend Much On Amateurs This Year

Dreamcast 22.1 – Shattered Mark Prior Dreams

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YAOWA This is side one to Episode 22 because our show was too big. MUSIC BY: Lath and Plaster and DJ Krav https://soundcloud.com/lathandplaster Twitter: @IanMiller ALSO @ProductiveOuts EMAILZ: worldseriesdreaming@gmail.com iTunes Twitterz: @WSDreaming_Cubs @CubicSnarkonia @MRubio52 Guest Twitterz: @harrypav INTRO EMAIL Albert Almora is ready for High-A ball The best question ever asked James Russell is sneaky bad Hate Continue reading Dreamcast 22.1 – Shattered Mark Prior Dreams