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The Importance of Bringing in Outside Pitching Despite the Presence of Significant Depth

The Importance of Bringing in Outside Pitching Despite the Presence of Significant Depth

Even if you’ve got your eight or nine big-league caliber starters, as the Chicago Cubs arguably do, there’s still a need to bring in quality arms.

by October 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tennessee Smokies Unveil New Logos, Uniforms, and Colors – Pretty Much Crush It

Tennessee Smokies Unveil New Logos, Uniforms, and Colors – Pretty Much Crush It

The new primary logo, in particular, is fantastic. Very Minor League in the absolute best sense.

by October 22, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Lukewarm Stove: Adding Someone Like Chase Headley or Pablo Sandoval at Third Base?

Lukewarm Stove: Adding Someone Like Chase Headley or Pablo Sandoval at Third Base?

Isn’t adding at third base kind of a stretch for the Chicago Cubs, given their other needs?

by October 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Updated Pictures from the Deconstructed Ballpark

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Updated Pictures from the Deconstructed Ballpark

Left field, check. Right field, underway. THE HOLE, getting bigger.

by October 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Have Reportedly Scouted Korean Infielder Jung-Ho Kang, Who May Be Posted

Chicago Cubs Have Reportedly Scouted Korean Infielder Jung-Ho Kang, Who May Be Posted

The 27-year-old shortstop is coming off an insane year in KBO, but there are reasons to be skeptical here.

by October 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Valuing Kris Bryant at Different Positions and Other Bullets

Valuing Kris Bryant at Different Positions and Other Bullets

How much more valuable is an average defensive third base Bryant than an average defensive left field Bryant?

Enhanced Box Score: Solar Sox 11, Saguaros 6 – October 21, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Solar Sox 11, Saguaros 6 – October 21, 2014

Just because it’s the offseason doesn’t mean there isn’t an occasional box score to enhance.

by October 22, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
World Series Miscellany: So I Guess the Royals Can Lose

World Series Miscellany: So I Guess the Royals Can Lose

After 8 straight to start the postseason, the Royals lost badly to the Giants last night.

by October 22, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
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

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