Taking stock of the top relief pitching options

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius286 Comments

A wild blog post appears! To paraphrase something Theo Epstein said during the 2015 playoffs*, whoever wins the World Series will prove the Right Way to Win and every other team will follow suit in the offseason. In 2016 the conventional wisdom has turned out to be having a relief ace or two that you can ride to death in …

America’s 4 year rebuilding plan

In Uncategorized by myles249 Comments

Electoral College has hired Donald Trump, 70, as the new general manager of the United States Americans. Terms of the deal are not finalized, but they look to be 4/59,611,678, with a 4 year team option. Trump said “I’ve spent my entire life in business, looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world.” “That is …

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Cubs 8, Cleveland 7 (World Series Game 7)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

This is just the greatest. I don’t even know what to say. The Cubs finally did the thing, in the most heart-attack-y way possible. And we were all able to see it happen. Let’s skip the negative crap and focus on what was great because, again, THE CUBS ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS. Twenty Five up: Fuck it, I’m just going to …

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World Series Game 7: Cubs @ Indians Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 7:00 PM CT TV: FOX, FOX Sports Go, ESPN Radio Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (103-58, 3-3) Dexter Fowler, CF Kyle Schwarber, DH Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, LF Addison Russell, SS Willson Contreras, C Jason Heyward, RF Javier Baez, 2B Kyle Hendricks, P Hendricks Stats 190 IP 8.05 K/9 2.08 BB/9 2.13 ERA 3.20 FIP 3.59 xFIP (94-67, 3-3) Carlos …

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Cubs 9, Cleveland 3 (World Series Game 6)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: One. Day. More. * Three+ up: Kris Bryant got the Cubs rolling with a solo shot off Mike/Josh Tomlin/Timlin. If only the Cubs had done this in game three like they should have done. KB added three more singles on top of that bomb, clutching it up in what would be described as the biggest Cubs game of the …

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World Series Game 6: Cubs @ Indians Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 7:00 PM CT TV: FOX, FOX Sports Go, ESPN Radio Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (103-58, 2-3) Dexter Fowler, CF Kyle Schwarber, DH Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, LF Addison Russell, SS Willson Contreras, C Jason Heyward, RF Javier Baez, 2B Jake Arrieta, P Arrieta Stats 197.1 IP 8.67 K/9 3.47 BB/9 3.10 ERA 3.52 FIP 3.68 xFIP (94-67, 3-2) Carlos …

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Cubs 3, Cleveland 2 (World Series Game 5)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs hang on to send the series back to Cleveland. Three+ up: Aroldis Chapman was the Cubs WPA leader (.404), and it’s not even close. Chapman slammed the door on the Indians, pitching 2.2 innings and striking out four. As has been well documented doing this is way out of his comfort zone, but you couldn’t tell tonight. There’s …

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World Series Game 5: Indians at Cubs Game Thread

In Game Threads by berselius

Time: 7:15 PM CT TV: FOX, FOX Sports Go, ESPN Radio Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (94-67, 2-1) Rajai Davis, CF Jason Kipnis, 2B Francisco Lindor, SS Mike Napoli, 1B Carlos Santana, LF Jose Ramirez, 3B Brandon Guyer, RF Roberto Perez, C Trevor Bauer, P Bauer Stats 190 IP 7.96 K/9 3.32 BB/9 4.26 ERA 3.99 FIP 4.13 xFIP 2 Death Sticks PSAs …