Posts tagged "Rebuild"

Cubs Brain Trust In a League of its Own

Cubs Brain Trust In a League of its Own
Occasionally, I feel a pang of stinging disappointment with regard to the Chicago Cubs, a nagging irritation beneath the persistent impatience. You likely feel it, too. These waves of uncertainty can visit at any time, triggered by a myriad of circumstances and conditions. Perhaps you’re watching a Cardinals game, or a duel between warring teams... Read more »

How Good is the Cubs Farm System Right Now?

How Good is the Cubs Farm System Right Now?
Thoughts have drifted to challenge historically great farm systems not just the best #Cubs farm system ever pic.twitter.com/0px0dRopsY — dabynsky (@dabynsky) July 8, 2014 Poor wording aside, I have been thinking a lot the past few days about where this farm system ranks in Cubs history and in baseball in general. The Cubs landed three... Read more »

Can Cubs Front Office Still Exploit Market Inefficiencies? (part 3)

Can Cubs Front Office Still Exploit Market Inefficiencies? (part 3)
Here is part one and part two of this series. Platoon Advantage A lot has been written about the Cubs top hitting prospects, but a common concern is the lack of left-handed bats in this elite group. This might actually be an advantage that the Cubs front office can exploit. The explosion in lefty specialists... Read more »
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Can Cubs Front Office Still Exploit Market Inefficiencies? (part 1)

Can Cubs Front Office Still Exploit Market Inefficiencies? (part 1)
Are sabermetrics revolutionary or evolutionary at this point?   That’s the question Christina Kahrl  asked in writing about the end of the annual SABR conference. The consensus seems to be that expanding knowledge of the game was more more the latter than the former. Moneyball, the most often (mis)used term to refer to sabermetrics, was entirely devoted to the... Read more »

Ricketts Not Cheap, Probably

Ricketts Not Cheap, Probably
On Wednesday afternoon, Twitter’s favorite Cubs reporter Gordon Wittenmyer took another swing at the Ricketts family in his article “Ricketts’ answers don’t explain Cubs’ lower payroll spending”. Wittenmyer took a skin-deep look at the Cubs’ spending trends under Ricketts, bemoaning the fact that Cubs payroll is $60 million lower in 2014 than it was in... Read more »
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