Remember this early sabermetric darling? He didn’t stick too long with the Cubs, though – how have things played out for him?
Analysis and Commentary
The entire rooftop contract has been released, and it provides a more comprehensive window into the expected dispute.
Arrieta’s groundball rate is up significantly this year, and it appears to be reflective of a slight change in his approach.
More on yesterday’s snag. Also: I’m not sure folks realize how many advertising signs there are at Fenway Park.
That can’t be the kind of thing that happens all that frequently. Let’s look a little more at the numbers, and discuss implications.
Whether by the eye test or the stat test, Rondon has been a stud. (And, just for fun, Neil Ramirez has been better.)
You don’t see too many players simultaneously at the top and bottom of so many offensive categories.
The Cubs may not be considering every name you’ve heard, and they continue to winnow the top of their board.
Would you believe me if I said the Cubs have underperformed their expected record in 16 of the last 21 season? You should.
Taking a look at Arrieta’s pitch locations from last night, it appears that he missed several calls.
Really fascinating stuff, particularly about the possible form and structure of the Cubs’ upcoming TV deal.
Edwin Jackson had his best outing as a Cub this week … so how much did it improve his numbers?
There’s a tiny bit of pride involved, and it technically counts in the standings, but that’s pretty much it.
He didn’t mean it in the same literal way I did yesterday, but he did dump on it as a meaningful tool for evaluation.