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World Series Pre-Gamin': Giants v. Royals (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

World Series Pre-Gamin': Giants v. Royals (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Away we go – the World Series. Or World Serious. Because it’s serious. You know?

by October 21, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Balancing Value: Why Kris Bryant May Need Miss Only 9 Big League Games Next Year

Balancing Value: Why Kris Bryant May Need Miss Only 9 Big League Games Next Year

We know that holding Bryant down could provide the Cubs value in 2021 in the form of an extra year of control. But how much is lost in 2015?

by October 21, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Cardinals Could Regularly Sport $130+ Million Payroll in Coming Years

Cardinals Could Regularly Sport $130+ Million Payroll in Coming Years

Does that set the minimum for the Cubs going forward, then?

by October 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Add Another Legacy Partnership: ATI Physical Therapy

Chicago Cubs Add Another Legacy Partnership: ATI Physical Therapy

A new physical therapy partnership for the Cubs, and, importantly, the possibility of a revenue increase.

by October 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
James Shields is Kind of a Badass, Chicago Cubs Still a Possibility

James Shields is Kind of a Badass, Chicago Cubs Still a Possibility

Dealing with, and passing, a kidney stone during the ALCS? Yowsa. Also: another source indicating the Cubs will be in on Shields.

by October 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
I’m Still Going to Use Stats and Sabermetrics to Evaluate Players and Other Bullets

I’m Still Going to Use Stats and Sabermetrics to Evaluate Players and Other Bullets

Thoughts from Tim Hudson to the contrary, and then a perfectly-timed sabermetric article. Also, Arismendy Alcantara may play winter ball.

by October 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Announce One of Their Big 2015 Concerts: Foo Fighters

Chicago Cubs Announce One of Their Big 2015 Concerts: Foo Fighters

August 29, 2015. It’s almost a year away, but you won’t have to wait Everlong. I’ll show myself out.

by October 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Brown, Fernandez, Tomas, Hicks, Santana, More

Lukewarm Stove: Cespedes, Brown, Fernandez, Tomas, Hicks, Santana, More

The Red Sox might deal Yoenis Cespedes. Any interest there?

by October 20, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
BNTV Saber Shorts: wOBA, and Why It’s Better Than OPS

BNTV Saber Shorts: wOBA, and Why It’s Better Than OPS

I use wOBA quite a bit when discussing offensive performance. If you want a little more on the stat, here you go.

by October 20, 2014 BNTV
The Top 31 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2015, According to FanGraphs

The Top 31 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2015, According to FanGraphs

One of the deeper Cubs prospect dives you’ll see, and very much worth your time today.

by October 20, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
A Tennessee Smokies Visual Mystery

A Tennessee Smokies Visual Mystery

The Cubs’ AA affiliate sent out a teaser this weekend, and I can’t help but wonder what’s up.

by October 20, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Rumor: Jake Peavy Interested in Chicago Cubs? How’s that Second Tier of Pitching Looking?

Rumor: Jake Peavy Interested in Chicago Cubs? How’s that Second Tier of Pitching Looking?

Let’s dig in on Peavy’s down 2014 season, and whether he could provide good value to the Cubs.

by October 20, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The History of Pitchers Hitting Strongly Supports the DH in the NL and Other Bullets

The History of Pitchers Hitting Strongly Supports the DH in the NL and Other Bullets

Pitchers specializing as just pitchers, it turns out, is not an even remotely new phenomenon.

by October 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Weekend Catch-up: Valuable Contracts, Shields, CubsCon, Russell, Draft Love, More

Weekend Catch-up: Valuable Contracts, Shields, CubsCon, Russell, Draft Love, More

There was a fair bit going on around here starting Friday afternoon, especially when you consider there was no baseball.

by October 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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