Well, it took awhile but it looks like the Cubs will enter the modern computer age. The Cubs did have an information system before Theo Epstein arrived, but now they are getting a much needed upgrade. The Cubs are teaming with Bloomberg Sports, a world leader in sports analytic technology, to create a new state of the art player evaluation system for the Cubs’ Baseball Operations Department.
Theo Epstein had this to say,
“We are excited to partner with Bloomberg Sports and benefit from their world-renowned expertise in Analytics and Information Management. The management and analysis of data, whether it be scouting reports, statistics, medical information or video, is a critical component of our operation. We look forward to developing a customized program that utilizes the most advanced and efficient technology available in the marketplace today to facilitate quicker, easier and more accurate access to all the sources of information we use to make baseball decisions.”
Ricketts has long been a proponent of modernizing the Cubs evaluation system, particularly one that focuses on blending the old and new schools of thought. His first hire as owner was Ari Kaplan, the much respected stat guru, followed later, of course, by hiring the old Boston Epstein/Hoyer/McLeod triumverate, but up until now there's been no Carmine-like computer system. Now it seems the technology is following suit. Work on development and implementation of the new system is expected to begin immediately.
Wonder what name the Cubs are going to give their computer system?
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