Kyle Novak drops some WAR and UZR knowledge while addressing the future of statistical player evaluation.
Month: September 2011
It’s a somber day, but also a day to remember how great our bond. Andrew Cashner might not be starting after all, Randy Wells is crushing it, and the Cubs are still terrible with RISP.
The Cubs came back late and actually held on this time.
Bleacher tickets are expected to be a little cheaper next year, Andrew Cashner came back last night, Bryan LaHair keeps hitting, and the food at Wrigley could use some work.
Casey Coleman did his best Rodrigo Lopez impression.
A variety of Cubs GM search news and rumors to round out your week.
Sammy and the Cubs come to mind when reflecting on baseball’s impact on the aftermath of 9/11. Eric Jokisch has had a great year, Ari Kaplan is a stats stud, and an architecture student knows what to do with the Triangle Building.
Prospective Houston Owner Jim Crane may be willing to move the Astros to the AL West, which would open the door to expanded playoffs.
And folks from around baseball believe the Cubs’ GM search would have been more hurt by Fleita leaving than staying.
The Cubs’ top prospect will be ready for the Show next year, and Byrd wants to be there to guide him.
It sounds like LaMar is not expected to be a candidate for the Cubs’ GM opening, or any other GM opening this Winter for that matter.
We’ve finally got a baseline for Pujols’ contract talks. If the Cubs don’t go after a big-name free agent, can fans take a rebuild? Bill Bucker wants back in, the Cubs want a partner in Mesa, and the Cubs have a partner in Pabst.
That’s another series win for the Cubs. If I had to guess, I’d say they’ve won more series since August 1 than they did in the first four months of the season.
Another simple contest with an awesome prize. You’re welcome.
The 34-year-old center fielder is owed $6.5 million next year, and his heir apparent – Brett Jackson – is likely to be ready.
He’s so fast and has such a good attitude, but, man, he just doesn’t get on base enough. Cubs prospects Marcus Hatley and Chris Carpenter are headed to the AFL and pissed, respectively. Details on the Rule 5 Draft and Brett Jackson’s future.
LaMar is connected to the Cubs in a number of ways, and satisfies many of Tom Ricketts’ criteria. But would the Cubs really consider LaMar?
The Reds stole this one.
Ken Rosenthal says the move may reveal Tom Ricketts as “dangerously naive.” I still don’t see why this is a huge deal.