A Tale of Two Sluggers

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Something interesting came up today as Anthony Rizzo hit another two homers to become the Cubs’ all-time leader in homers in April by a left-handed batter.  Yeah, they have small-sample meaningless stats for everything!  But all those home runs are cool despite his crap average.  At the conclusion of the Continue reading A Tale of Two Sluggers

Nate Schierholtz and Hunter Pence

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Interesting matchups abound in the Giants series, but the rightfielders in today’s game could be one of the more intriguing matchups. The comparison comes naturally from the fact that Nate Schierholtz and Hunter Pence were traded for each other last trade deadline. The comparison would seem to breakdown at that Continue reading Nate Schierholtz and Hunter Pence

Does Chris Young (pitcher) make sense?

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The end of spring training is often met with a lot of roster finagling. Jed Hoyer spoke at length during yesterday’s game about having the ability to make moves at this time year. Hoyer cited an insistence where the Red Sox had to pass on Nelson Cruz on waivers because Continue reading Does Chris Young (pitcher) make sense?