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Through Three Starts, Tsuyoshi Wada Has Been Perfectly Tsuyoshi Wada

Through Three Starts, Tsuyoshi Wada Has Been Perfectly Tsuyoshi Wada

Which is to say, he’s not going to be an ace for the next decade. But that doesn’t mean he can’t be a nice 4/5 for a few years.

by July 29, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
On the Cardinals’ Competitive Balance Pick, and Theo Epstein’s Comments on the Same

On the Cardinals’ Competitive Balance Pick, and Theo Epstein’s Comments on the Same

The problem is not the Cardinals’ pick (which sucks). The problem is the system.

by July 24, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Kyle Hendricks Was Once Again Impressive – Let’s Look at His Second Start

Kyle Hendricks Was Once Again Impressive – Let’s Look at His Second Start

How did the stuff play, and how did Hendricks get the results he got? Are we optimistic for the future?

by July 23, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Javier Baez Was Solid at Second Base Last Night, Will Be There For “Several Days

Javier Baez Was Solid at Second Base Last Night, Will Be There For “Several Days

If Baez gets an extended look at second base, does it tell us anything about what’s coming?

Sorting Out the Chicago Cubs’ Roster Situation Coming Out of the Break

Sorting Out the Chicago Cubs’ Roster Situation Coming Out of the Break

Does Arismendy Alcantara stick around? For how long? And who else goes out?

by July 17, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Happy Kyle Hendricks Day – What to Watch for in the Pitching Prospect’s Debut

Happy Kyle Hendricks Day – What to Watch for in the Pitching Prospect’s Debut

The 24-year-old righty faces the Reds today at 11:35am CT. Cookies!

Let’s Talk About the Losing Streak and Other Bullets

Let’s Talk About the Losing Streak and Other Bullets

A whole lotta Bullets today. The losing, the ejection, the Rizzo, the outsider/insider dynamic, the Tanaka injury, and much more.

So, About that PTBNL in the Samardzija/Hammel Trade

So, About that PTBNL in the Samardzija/Hammel Trade

What does the timing look like, and how valuable might the piece be for the Cubs?

Analyzing Tsuyoshi Wada’s Big League Debut: What Did We See?

Analyzing Tsuyoshi Wada’s Big League Debut: What Did We See?

To my untrained eye, I saw a guy who could be a big league starter, albeit in a back-end role.

by July 9, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Farewell, Jeff Samardzija

Farewell, Jeff Samardzija

Samardzija’s was an interesting story from beginning to end with the Cubs, repeatedly making me feel stupid in the best way possible.

by July 7, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
What Happens to the Chicago Cubs Rotation in the Near-Term, with Samardzija and Hammel Gone?

What Happens to the Chicago Cubs Rotation in the Near-Term, with Samardzija and Hammel Gone?

The Cubs have a number of interesting options, including lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, whom they just added to the 40-man roster.

Guest Post: Buried By the Fourth of July

Guest Post: Buried By the Fourth of July

Ever wonder how frequently the Cubs are “in contention” come the Fourth of July? Spoiler alert: it’s not often.

by July 4, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Death of the 2014 Red Sox, and the Dream of the 2015 Chicago Cubs

The Death of the 2014 Red Sox, and the Dream of the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Are there real, meaningful implications of the Cubs’ sweep of the Red Sox? Is there meaning here, or are we just reaching?

by July 3, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Early Thoughts on (Presently) Quiet IFA Day for the Chicago Cubs

Early Thoughts on (Presently) Quiet IFA Day for the Chicago Cubs

Does it mean anything? Other than the fact that we jumped the gun on anticipating action?

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