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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
The Cubs’ 2014 Draft is Looking Good Already and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ 2014 Draft is Looking Good Already and Other Bullets

After the draftees made their professional debuts this season, does the Cubs’ draft still rate well? Yes. It does.

Could Addison Russell Be a 1.9 WAR Player in the Big Leagues Already?

Could Addison Russell Be a 1.9 WAR Player in the Big Leagues Already?

That’s what one projection says. Even if that’s true, does it really change anything?

by October 18, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Value of Low-Probability Upside and Other Bullets

The Value of Low-Probability Upside and Other Bullets

When the Royals acquired James Shields two years ago, the probability it would put them over the top was low. But then maybe it did.

by October 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Report: Royals Not Likely to Re-Sign James Shields

Report: Royals Not Likely to Re-Sign James Shields

If true, that would be one fewer suitor for a guy who is reportedly one of the Cubs’ top targets.

by October 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Ryan Dempster and Mark DeRosa Will Be at the 2015 Cubs Convention

Ryan Dempster and Mark DeRosa Will Be at the 2015 Cubs Convention

A couple of fan favorites coming back to Chicago for the party.

by October 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
On the Possible Unique Value of Guys on One-Year Deals for the Chicago Cubs in 2015

On the Possible Unique Value of Guys on One-Year Deals for the Chicago Cubs in 2015

Can I convince you that the 2016 – not 2015 – draft figures, in a small way, into the Cubs’ offseason plans?

by October 17, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Groundbreaking Details, Bye Bye Bleachers

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Groundbreaking Details, Bye Bye Bleachers

The official ceremony was a nice ending and beginning. Also, many pictures of the bleachers coming down.

by October 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Trolling the Cardinals at the NLCS? This Man is a National Treasure

Trolling the Cardinals at the NLCS? This Man is a National Treasure

Jim Dawson, you win Cubs fandom for the day.

by October 17, 2014 Cubs Humor
A Whole Bunch of Cubs Prospect Notes and Other Bullets

A Whole Bunch of Cubs Prospect Notes and Other Bullets

AFL breakouts from Vogelbach and Pineyro, thoughts on Russell, Stinnett, Schwarber, Edwards, and more.

Playoff Miscellany: Peace Out, Cardinals – Giants Headed to the World Series

Playoff Miscellany: Peace Out, Cardinals – Giants Headed to the World Series

The Giants walked off against Michael Wacha in the 9th … his first appearance of the playoffs.

by October 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
NLCS Pre-Gamin': Cardinals v. Giants (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Etc.

NLCS Pre-Gamin': Cardinals v. Giants (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Etc.

The ALCS ended quickly, and tonight, the NLCS could end just as quickly.

by October 16, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Martin, Scherzer, Markakis, Cruz, Rios, More

Lukewarm Stove: Martin, Scherzer, Markakis, Cruz, Rios, More

Qualifying offer rumors are trickling out, though the decisions thus far are fairly obvious. Also: can the Tigers keep Max Scherzer?

by October 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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