I’m Down With O-B-P

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In the wake of today’s victory (you can catch some highlights in here), I was reminded of a tweet by Baseball Prospectus’ Matthew Trueblood:   Pitchers are pitching Anthony Rizzo like they’re terrified of him, and he’s not expanding his zone just for fun: pic.twitter.com/UlYjCu7we7 — Matthew Trueblood (@MATrueblood) April 18, Continue reading I’m Down With O-B-P

Not So Fast!

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The major spending spree fans have been hoping for might not be coming just yet. In an interview with Ken Davidoff (that you can find here) of the New York Post, Theo Epstein dropped some interesting hints about the future of building the team. Theo dropped some interesting tidbits in Continue reading Not So Fast!

Flying Cubs

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The Cubs are not a good offensive team, and that is one of many challenges facing the current regime. The focus, rightfully so, has been on the approach of the Cubs at the plate. The Cubs have been a free swinging ball club under Jim Hendry’s watch, and fixing the Continue reading Flying Cubs

Deciphering the “Cubs Way”: Using the best materials and craftsmanship to build the house

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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.

Deciphering the “Cubs Way”: Replacing the house of cards with a house of bricks

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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