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Articles by: Sahadev Sharma

Sahadev Sharma: Sorting Out the Chicago Cubs’ Draft Options and Preferences

Sahadev Sharma: Sorting Out the Chicago Cubs’ Draft Options and Preferences

The Cubs may not be considering every name you’ve heard, and they continue to winnow the top of their board.

The Cubs’ Bullpen Hasn’t Been As Bad As You Think, and It Could Get a Lot Better

The Cubs’ Bullpen Hasn’t Been As Bad As You Think, and It Could Get a Lot Better

There are some ugly numbers, but, when you provide a little context, it’s easy to step back from the ledge.

by April 29, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Increasing Importance of Power in Baseball, and the Cubs’ Excellent Position

The Increasing Importance of Power in Baseball, and the Cubs’ Excellent Position

Power is becoming harder to find in the big league game, but the Cubs are doing exceedingly well there.

Kyle Hendricks Knows What He Needs to Know to Succeed at the Next Level

Kyle Hendricks Knows What He Needs to Know to Succeed at the Next Level

The Cubs’ minor league pitcher of the year in 2013 works to stay ahead of hitters, and prepares for a transition to the bigs.

Justin Grimm: His Pitch Mix, His Role, and Flying Under the Radar in 2014

Justin Grimm: His Pitch Mix, His Role, and Flying Under the Radar in 2014

Is there a reason Grimm seemed to struggle after April last year with the Rangers? And is he primed to break out?

by February 10, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Mike Olt’s Eyes, His 2013 Season, and His Future with the Cubs

Mike Olt’s Eyes, His 2013 Season, and His Future with the Cubs

After dealing with a unique health problem, Olt says he feels like himself again. Can he be the Cubs’ answer at third?

Sahadev: The Broader Implications of Landing Mashiro Tanaka

Sahadev: The Broader Implications of Landing Mashiro Tanaka

Sure, Tanaka might be a nice piece for the Cubs. But actually adding him would say a whole lot about the future.

Sahadev: He Was No Cub, But Frank Thomas Was Something to Watch in Chicago

Sahadev: He Was No Cub, But Frank Thomas Was Something to Watch in Chicago

Last week’s Hall of Fame results honored one of the best hitters in recent memory.

by January 13, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Is He Actually Worth the Huge Investment for the Cubs?

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Is He Actually Worth the Huge Investment for the Cubs?

When you really break it down, the question is much more difficult than we may have previously thought.

The Complexities of the Jeff Samardzija Situation, and Impact of the Outcome

The Complexities of the Jeff Samardzija Situation, and Impact of the Outcome

Sahadev Sharma writes about extending or trading Samardzija, and whether a trade necessarily signals a longer rebuild.

Young Pitching Talent and the Chicago Cubs Farm System

Young Pitching Talent and the Chicago Cubs Farm System

As young pitchers step up in the playoffs, it’s fair to wonder: who might that guy be for the Cubs? Pierce Johnson? C.J. Edwards? Paul Blackburn?

Sahadev Sharma: Dialoging About the Managerial Dialog

Sahadev Sharma: Dialoging About the Managerial Dialog

We’ve become inundated by false premises as the managerial search unfolds.

by October 4, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs May Want a Big Free Agent Like Masahiro Tanaka, but Will the Money Be There?

The Cubs May Want a Big Free Agent Like Masahiro Tanaka, but Will the Money Be There?

Some of the biggest ticket items don’t make sense, but Tanaka certainly does. How does the Cubs’ financial situation play a role in his pursuit?

Bye, Alfonso Soriano

Bye, Alfonso Soriano

A personal take on a guy who deserves a lot of credit.

by July 26, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Has Jeff Samardzija Simply Feasted on Bad Offenses?

Has Jeff Samardzija Simply Feasted on Bad Offenses?

Samardzija emerged last year as one of the better starters in the National League, but was it all a mirage? Spoiler Alert: No. It wasn’t.

by April 12, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Logan Watkins: Flexible on the Field, Not at the Table

Logan Watkins: Flexible on the Field, Not at the Table

The Cubs’ 2012 Minor League Player of the Year can contribute all over the field, but his gastronomical leanings leave a lot to be desired.

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