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Not Only is the Pitcher W/L Stat Stupid and Useless, It’s Now Also Dangerous

Not Only is the Pitcher W/L Stat Stupid and Useless, It’s Now Also Dangerous

Will we ever be free from its pernicious clutches?

by May 6, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Rebuilding the Cubs and White Sox

Rebuilding the Cubs and White Sox

Two different approaches, sure. But what really matters is the two different situations.

by May 5, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Checking in on the Off-Day: If the Cubs Were 12-14 and Just 3 Games Behind the Brewers …

Checking in on the Off-Day: If the Cubs Were 12-14 and Just 3 Games Behind the Brewers …

It was an ugly month for the Cubs, and it could have been a lot better. Does that matter?

by May 1, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Fun With a Big Game: Rizzo, Castro, Castillo

Fun With a Big Game: Rizzo, Castro, Castillo

Three of the Cubs’ bats blew up in a big way last night – let’s look at the impact.

by May 1, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Junior Lake’s Problem This Year? The Whiffs

Junior Lake’s Problem This Year? The Whiffs

We all knew the strikeouts were a problem, but, more specifically, it’s the swinging and missing.

by April 30, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
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
Fun with Starlin Castro’s Big Day, and His Suddenly Great Numbers

Fun with Starlin Castro’s Big Day, and His Suddenly Great Numbers

In the span of nine innings, Castro went from “struggling” to being at the top of his game.

by April 28, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Myles: It’s Sammy vs. Everyone

Myles: It’s Sammy vs. Everyone

Thoughts on why Sammy Sosa wasn’t invited to celebrate at Wrigley last week, and why it was the right decision.

by April 28, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Well, I Had a Nice Time at the 100th Anniversary Game (Mostly)

Well, I Had a Nice Time at the 100th Anniversary Game (Mostly)

If I can divorce myself from the game outcome, the day was a pretty well-done thing.

by April 25, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
About that Wrigley Field Cake

About that Wrigley Field Cake

If you’re the Chicago Cubs, and a giant cake of Wrigley Field eventually lands in a dumpster, it’s a national story.

by April 24, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Anthony Rizzo and Bunting to Beat the Shift

Anthony Rizzo and Bunting to Beat the Shift

Rizzo pulled it off last week, and it could be a very effective strategy to neutralize the shift.

by April 22, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
So, How About That Tsuyoshi Wada?

So, How About That Tsuyoshi Wada?

The 33-year-old lefty “prospect” is dominating at AAA right now. Should we be paying attention?

Checking In on the Cubs’ Record Versus Performance – Are They a 4-8 Team?

Checking In on the Cubs’ Record Versus Performance – Are They a 4-8 Team?

We’ve seen the close losses. Does that mean the Cubs are better than their record says they are?

by April 15, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
So, We’ve Got to Talk About the Sacrifice Bunting

So, We’ve Got to Talk About the Sacrifice Bunting

It’s just not a good idea, and the Cubs would gain an advantage by doing it much, much less.

by April 11, 2014 Analysis and Commentary

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