Saturday Cubs Thread: Danny Lockhart, Jung-Ho Kang, Fall League, Smokies new logo...and Joe Maddon

Saturday Cubs Thread: Danny Lockhart, Jung-Ho Kang, Fall League, Smokies new logo...and Joe Maddon
As I mentioned earlier, Dan is on vacation and we won’t have an Around the League segment.  It will be back next week,  I am going to start a new thread and add some other news and notes — just in case any of you are getting tired of the Joe Maddon pursuit.   But,... Read more »

Joe Maddon thread: Cubs, Twins to talk to Maddon? Angels, Mets, Dodgers, and Braves are out

Okay, this is getting serious now. The Dodgers and Mets, both thought to be early contenders for the services of manager Joe Maddon, have vehemently denied interest. The Cubs, meanwhile have said nothing.  In fact, according to the Score’s Dan Bernstein, they plan to talk to him, #Cubs plan to talk to Maddon. Could still... Read more »

Cubs Notes and Poll: Should Cubs hire Joe Maddon? Plus notes on Hamels, Shields, and Turner

As the baseball season rolls toward a conclusion we get closer to firing up the Hot Stove.  We aren’t there yet, but while 2 teams vie for a ring, the rest are maneuvering behind the scenes to prepare themselves for what should be an eventful offseason, particularly here in Chicago. Here are some of the... Read more »
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Cubs News and Notes: Russell goes home, Ricketts and the Rooftops, the Royals in Five, and more

Cubs News and Notes: Russell goes home, Ricketts and the Rooftops, the Royals in Five, and more
I am rooting for the Royals to win the World Series.  Maybe it’s because they’re a reminder that anything can happen once you get in the playoffs.  Or that you can build a playoff contender through the draft even if those players don’t become stars.  Then again, maybe I just empathize with a team that... Read more »

Javier Baez is ready to embark on an important offseason

Javier Baez is ready to embark on an important offseason
We saw some of the good with Javier Baez — the bat speed, the solid middle infield glove, the occasionally insane power.  But we also saw the bad, most notably a frustrating inability to make enough contact to make it all matter. With all of the players in the Arizona Fall League, instructs, and winter... Read more »

EconoBall Mid-Week Special: Why is Small Sample Size a Problem?

EconoBall Mid-Week Special: Why is Small Sample Size a Problem?
On many sites that focus on the new metrics, including this one, you hear a lot of talk about the problems with small sample size.  However, there isn’t a lot of information out there for the lay reader on why, exactly, sample size is an important metric and the problems with considering a small sample... Read more »
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World Series 2014: Giants vs. Royals Game 1 review and Game 2 Preview

World Series 2014: Giants vs. Royals Game 1 review and Game 2 Preview
It’s officially that time of year, when everything we’ve talked about, everything we’ve speculated, and all the game play has come down to this final seven game set of the MLB season known as the World Series. It’s been an incredible ride this postseason, everything from 7th inning and later come backs, multiple games being decided by... Read more »

When fitting pieces together, it's the whole picture that matters

When fitting pieces together, it's the whole picture that matters
The Cubs are loaded with shortstops but as we have said numerous times, they can pretty much play anywhere on the field.  The question becomes one of value.  We tend to ask ourselves, “Where should I put player A to maximize his value?” It’s a legitimate question but I’m not sure it’s the best way... Read more »

Looking at Options for the 2015 Rotation

Looking at Options for the 2015 Rotation
You can sense it.  This is the winter our discontent turns to glorious summer by this Son of Boston.  In less flashy tones: we’re gonna get some free agents.  We’ve talked some recently about position players and leaders the Cubs might bring in.  But position players aren’t really a position of need for us.  Our... Read more »
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Until there is greater clarity, the Cubs should hoard the jewels in their organization

Until there is greater clarity, the Cubs should hoard the jewels in their organization
The excitement of talented  young prospects has our minds racing with the the possibilities for the future.  There is the potentialy elite power of Kris Bryant and Javier Baez, the all-around hitting talents of  Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler, and the polished play of Addison Russell, Bill McKinney, and Albert Almora.  The idea of the... Read more »
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