A Cubs MVP, With Sparkle

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A day after we lamented the Chicago Cubs losing out on some hardware (but who cares, they kinda won something bigger anyway), the Most Valuable Player awards were announced.  It was nice to have so many Cubs recognized for their achievements even if they didn’t win, including Theo Epstein, who Continue reading A Cubs MVP, With Sparkle

NL Central Preview: 2nd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

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Manager: Clint Hurdle Projected Record: 88-74 While nobody was paying attention, the Pirates very suddenly became a veteran team. The once charming Bucs who finally broke through, had a winning record, and made the playoffs now has a wealth of experience to draw from.  Not to mention talent.  Although they’ve lost some Continue reading NL Central Preview: 2nd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

NL Central Preview: 4th Place Milwaukee Brewers

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Manager: Ron Roenicke Projected Record: 78-84 It was tempting to copy and paste last year’s preview on this page with updates to the roster and call it a day.  The Brewers are still a team with some obvious strengths, some not so obvious weaknesses, and some things that need to break Continue reading NL Central Preview: 4th Place Milwaukee Brewers

An Entirely too Early Look at a Kris Bryant Contract Extension

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By now, the calculus on whether Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer should add Kris Bryant to the Opening Day roster has been well explained.  By keeping him down at the beginning of the season, the Cubs can secure an extra year of control.  Bleacher Nation went through the process of Continue reading An Entirely too Early Look at a Kris Bryant Contract Extension

Mike Trout, A Player That Dreams Are Made Of

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Sticking with our theme of the day, I must come clean. I love baseball, I love watching baseball, and I enjoy watching players who are not members of my favorite team. But there is one player in particular who gives me the chills every time I see him play. The Continue reading Mike Trout, A Player That Dreams Are Made Of