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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
Darwin Barney’s Present and Future Are a Bit Murky

Darwin Barney’s Present and Future Are a Bit Murky

The former full-time starter at second base is now something less than that, and it’s unclear what’s going to happen long-term.

by April 11, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
An Interesting Walks and Strikeouts Evaluation Metric (Cubs Currently 9th Worst)

An Interesting Walks and Strikeouts Evaluation Metric (Cubs Currently 9th Worst)

Believe it or not, that’s actually a marked improvement over last year.

by April 11, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Anthony Rizzo is Hot, Hitting Lefties, and Going the Other Way

Anthony Rizzo is Hot, Hitting Lefties, and Going the Other Way

In other words, so far this year, Rizzo is doing pretty much everything you’d like to see him doing.

by April 10, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Early Data on Pitch-Framing: Cubs Are Worst in Baseball

Early Data on Pitch-Framing: Cubs Are Worst in Baseball

Based on expected strike totals, the Cubs are already down 19 strikes. That’s significant.

by April 10, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Junior Lake Wants to Play More, Which Will Likely Come In Time

Junior Lake Wants to Play More, Which Will Likely Come In Time

So far, things have been working fairly well for Lake, who has actually appeared in every single game.

by April 9, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Fun With Starlin Castro Numbers

Fun With Starlin Castro Numbers

When you have a three-hit night in April and it includes two homers, it’s going to do good things for you.

by April 9, 2014 Analysis and Commentary

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