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Tsuyoshi Wada’s Impressive Performance and Impending Contract Decision

Tsuyoshi Wada’s Impressive Performance and Impending Contract Decision

It wasn’t just yesterday – Wada’s been quite good for a while now. Let’s discuss his future with the Cubs.

by August 25, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
About that Javier Baez Bunt

About that Javier Baez Bunt

Baez tried to beat a deep infield yesterday with a bunt for a hit and a runner on second. Good idea? Bad idea? Any future lessons?

by August 25, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Digging Into the Rooftop/City Lawsuit

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Digging Into the Rooftop/City Lawsuit

This is a fairly complicated dispute, and the Cubs’ role is similarly tricky. How will it impact the plans for the renovation and outfield signage?

by August 19, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: The Cubs Have Saved More than $6 Million This Year in Trades

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: The Cubs Have Saved More than $6 Million This Year in Trades

And the front office could have a whole lot more to spend this offseason if they see some things they like.

by August 15, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Myles: WAR. It Is Good For… MVP Awards

Myles: WAR. It Is Good For… MVP Awards

Over the years, how well does WAR correlate with the MVP award? More than you might think.

by August 13, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Thing You Should Be Reading Today: Rany Jazayerli on the Cubs’ Rebuild, and the Coming Wave

The Thing You Should Be Reading Today: Rany Jazayerli on the Cubs’ Rebuild, and the Coming Wave

Folks will soon be buying into the Chicago Cubs as possible 2015 contenders.

by August 12, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The GIF of the Day: Gary Sheffield and Javier Baez, Side By Side

The GIF of the Day: Gary Sheffield and Javier Baez, Side By Side

It’s a thing of freaking beauty. (But let’s talk about Sheffield versus Baez before anyone goes crazy.)

by August 8, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Edwin Jackson’s Big Night, Bad Season, and Future With or Without the Chicago Cubs

Edwin Jackson’s Big Night, Bad Season, and Future With or Without the Chicago Cubs

He’s coming off his best start in a long time, but does it matter? What about the rest of his season? And what about trade rumors?

Javier Baez Promotion Analysis: Expectations, Roster Moves, Implications, Service Time, More

Javier Baez Promotion Analysis: Expectations, Roster Moves, Implications, Service Time, More

There are a number of angles to explore as we discuss today’s big news: Javier Baez is on the way.

by August 4, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Discussing the Javier Baez Call-Up Situation, and the Possibility of an Extension

Discussing the Javier Baez Call-Up Situation, and the Possibility of an Extension

When might we see Baez in the big leagues, and is his situation sufficiently unique to merit pre-playing extension considerations?

Making Trades in August – The Waiver System, The Trade Candidates, and More

Making Trades in August – The Waiver System, The Trade Candidates, and More

The “Non-Waiver” Trade Deadline has passed, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be trades in August. It’s just trickier.

Trade Deadline Thoughts: The Big Deals, the Future, the Roster Changes, and the Impact to the Cubs

Trade Deadline Thoughts: The Big Deals, the Future, the Roster Changes, and the Impact to the Cubs

It was a huge day for the sport yesterday, and also a huge day for what happens in 2015.

Early Morning Short Primer: Why is it Called the “Non-Waiver” Trade Deadline Anyway?

Early Morning Short Primer: Why is it Called the “Non-Waiver” Trade Deadline Anyway?

Ever wonder what those extra words meant? And why today is some kind of deadline in the first place?

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

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