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Jake Arrieta Praise from All Corners, and Notes on His Dominance

Jake Arrieta Praise from All Corners, and Notes on His Dominance

Folks are catching on to just how good Arrieta has been. Again and again and again.

by July 1, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Is It Really Fair or Accurate to Say Jeff Samardzija’s Had a Bad June?

Is It Really Fair or Accurate to Say Jeff Samardzija’s Had a Bad June?

He didn’t get great results Saturday night, and his June 1 start in Milwaukee was a disaster. But what about in-between? And what about arbitrary endpoints?

by June 30, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
A Moment to Awe at Anthony Rizzo’s Season, and to Share a Great Article on His Development

A Moment to Awe at Anthony Rizzo’s Season, and to Share a Great Article on His Development

Rizzo has been unquestionably fantastic this year, and his approach at the plate embodies the Cubs’ philosophy.

by June 25, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs Where Are They Now: Randy Wells

Chicago Cubs Where Are They Now: Randy Wells

Wells was a breakout starter for the Cubs in 2009. What’s he up to these days, what does he think of his time with the Cubs?

by June 24, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Jake Arrieta Has Pitched Like an Ace This Year

Jake Arrieta Has Pitched Like an Ace This Year

Small sample, sure. But the results are consistent with apparent approach changes and obviously excellent stuff.

by June 19, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Fun With Jake Arrieta’s Huge Game

Fun With Jake Arrieta’s Huge Game

Jake Arrieta dominated the Phillies last night, which gives us a chance to enjoy some numerical cake.

by June 14, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Jed Hoyer Says the Cubs Will “Likely” Spend Some Money This Offseason – I’d Certainly Think So

Jed Hoyer Says the Cubs Will “Likely” Spend Some Money This Offseason – I’d Certainly Think So

I’m glad to hear it, but, when you look at the numbers, it seems pretty obvious.

Not Hyperbole: Luis Valbuena Has Been One of the Best Players in Baseball This Year

Not Hyperbole: Luis Valbuena Has Been One of the Best Players in Baseball This Year

Any way you slice the numbers, Valbuena has been crazy good and crazy valuable. So what does his future hold?

by June 12, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Calling Up Prospects and the Impact on Attendance

Calling Up Prospects and the Impact on Attendance

The Pirates got an attendance bump from top prospect Gregory Polanco, but not as much as you might think.

by June 11, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
No Bryant Bomb for Your Morning? That’s OK, Here’s Anthony Rizzo (Video and Discussion)

No Bryant Bomb for Your Morning? That’s OK, Here’s Anthony Rizzo (Video and Discussion)

He hits a monster shot last night, and his numbers have made him the best first baseman in the NL.

by June 11, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Danger, in Detail, of a Long-Term Extension and Other Bullets

The Danger, in Detail, of a Long-Term Extension and Other Bullets

Justin Verlander’s steep decline after signing a mega-deal is enough to give you pause about a lot of things.

by June 11, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
When Looking at the Cubs’ 2014 Draft as a Whole, It’s a Pretty Clear Success

When Looking at the Cubs’ 2014 Draft as a Whole, It’s a Pretty Clear Success

There was a strategy, and the Cubs executed it effectively. From where we sit today, it’s a good looking draft.

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