The Cubs’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad First Half

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So there you have it, folks.  One day into July, the Chicago Cubs have officially completed exactly one half of their 2017 regular season schedule, going 40-41 in the process.  The interesting thing about this is that they are +10 in run differential, suggesting that they should be at least Continue reading The Cubs’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad First Half

How good do you feel about the Cubs? (Polls)

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I’m going to try to snap some pictures of the CTA holiday train, which for some reason is running along the Purple Line today, on my periodic offseason trip to Wrigley Field.  If you check out the webcam, you’ll see that the Hefty bag is off and you can see Continue reading How good do you feel about the Cubs? (Polls)

If we are overreacting over small samples, the Cubs are on pace for 91 wins

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The Chicago Cubs are now 9-7, having just defeated the Cincinnati Reds in the series opener at the Great American Ballpark.  They were also wearing some weird-looking throwback uniforms.  I mean, they look okay, but the piping and the wonky font threw me off.  Check it out: It was nice Continue reading If we are overreacting over small samples, the Cubs are on pace for 91 wins

The NL Central Preview Series: Can the Chicago Cubs Sneak In?

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As Spring Training continues and the Chicago Cubs pare down their roster to the final 25 heading to the under-construction Wrigley Field come Opening Night, Andy took the last week to preview all five teams in the National League Central Division.  For projected rosters, performance, and final standings, please read Continue reading The NL Central Preview Series: Can the Chicago Cubs Sneak In?

Oh yeah? Project this!

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Based on all kinds of projections, the Chicago Cubs are poised to at least make it to .500 in 2015 even if they fall short of the playoffs. Based on our Cubs fan hearts, the Cubs will fulfill the prophecy set forth by Back to the Future Part II. When Continue reading Oh yeah? Project this!

Checking Out the 2013 Cubs ZiPS Projections

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The 2013 ZiPS projections have begun to come out at their new home on FanGraphs, and the Cubs projections were posted today.  The ZiPS projections are unique in that they not only project the major league roster, but also prospects as they would be in the major leagues if they Continue reading Checking Out the 2013 Cubs ZiPS Projections