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

Even the Cubs Backups Are Chipping In

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The Cubs continued their points streak after a Cactus League-opening loss, with wins bookending a few ties here and there.  The game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim which is a suburb in the Los Angeles metropolitan area did not feature Shohei Ohtani, who could have been a heck Continue reading Even the Cubs Backups Are Chipping In

Pretty Good Tune-Up For the Cubs Regulars

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Most of the regulars had a rest day in the Cactus League opener, but came back to put in their first few innings of the spring on Saturday afternoon. Our #SpringTraining home opener at @SloanParkMesa! pic.twitter.com/n1lvmcXS6x — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 24, 2018 Even GameDay is in spring training mode Continue reading Pretty Good Tune-Up For the Cubs Regulars

2018 Cubs Break Out Candidates

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After deploying to South Korea for a little over three months, returning home, starting the process of buying my first home, and clearing the Christmas hurdle, there’s something peaceful about sitting down and writing about baseball again on a day where the temperature is finally above zero in the middle Continue reading 2018 Cubs Break Out Candidates

Cubs Convention Begins

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Anno is in the middle of the Cubs Convention Opening Ceremony and Friday night festivities (you can check out the archived and live Facebook feeds via the link at the bottom), while I’m at home recovering from the first week back to school.  There’s a lot of news out there, Continue reading Cubs Convention Begins

Dreamcast 25: Respect Me

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Self-explanatory: .@ARizzo44’s got this. pic.twitter.com/aFX77LmnGb — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) October 9, 2017 With the Cubs taking a 2-1 NLDS lead over the Washington Nationals, and possibly having clinched a berth in the NLCS by the time you listen to this episode, Anno and Rice get together to talk about… That Continue reading Dreamcast 25: Respect Me

Cubs and Arbitration: The Future of the Payroll

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In the midst of another postseason with this Cubs core lineup, and with future Cub Bryce Harper on the other side, no less, we are just a few weeks from the offering of arbitration and the exchange of figures. MLB Trade Rumors has their projections, which are usually quite accurate Continue reading Cubs and Arbitration: The Future of the Payroll

Just Enough of Everything: Cubs Start Off On the Right Track

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The long wait is over as the Chicago Cubs started their title defense on Friday night.  And it started off in annoying fashion as Stephen Strasburg kept mowing down Cubs hitters, no-hitting them through the first half of the game. And then things happened.  Javier Baez forced an error from Continue reading Just Enough of Everything: Cubs Start Off On the Right Track

Cubs Guaranteed to Leave Milwaukee in First Place

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If my napkin math works well here, the Cubs will not only have dropped their magic number to clinch the Central to 6, but their 4.5 game division lead over the Milwaukee Brewers also means they will leave town in first place no matter what happens.  The pressure is now Continue reading Cubs Guaranteed to Leave Milwaukee in First Place

The Nicest Win of All

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That’s right, folks!  One night after sputtering against a beatable Philadelphia Phillies team, the Chicago Cubs scored all the runs they forgot to score to notch their 69th win of the season.  Notching #69 came a bit later than it did last year when they did the thing, but the Continue reading The Nicest Win of All