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OV Podcast Episode 16: A soupçon of podcast

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We are back! Sort of. We squeezed this short podcast in last weekend, and true to the OV brand I messed up my audio setup and missed the first 5-10 minutes of it. In this episode, Jeff (berselius), David (sitrick2), and Myles (Myles) discuss Dexter Fowler, sleeper agent? Comments on the roster turnover, or lack thereof How many games will …

The 25: Jake Arrieta

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Previous programming note from Myles: Now that the season is fast approaching, and I've started to get the itch to talk baseball again, I'm hoping to pick up the pace. Hopefully I can convince the other writers to do the same. I'm going to take a look at the 2017 Cubs, starting with the best players and taking a descending …

The 25: Jon Lester

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Previous programming note from Myles: Now that the season is fast approaching, and I've started to get the itch to talk baseball again, I'm hoping to pick up the pace. Hopefully I can convince the other writers to do the same. I'm going to take a look at the 2017 Cubs, starting with the best players and taking a descending …

The 25: Kris Bryant

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Programming Note: As you may have noticed, posts have become slightly more scarce over the offseason (in which we celebrated the Cubs winning the World Series after a 3-1 deficit). I think that happened for two reasons. The first is that the Cubs won the World Series, so it's sort of like the ending of a book. They reached the …

The Cubs are incredible drafters

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I have a funny game that I'd like to play. It's no secret that the Cubs have been tremendously lucky over the past 4 years, drafting-wise (and even Almora is good from 5 drafts ago). What shocked me is just how good the Cubs have been – they could easily have not had an opportunity to take Bryant or Schwarber …

Seven Cubs storylines going into spring training

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The World Series parade seems like yesterday, and not just because it's not that many posts ago at this here blog. Now that the players are back in camp, let's take a look at what to watch over the next few weeks. Did you hear that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series? And they are bringing pretty much everyone …

Happy 23rd Birthday, Addison Russell

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Last year, I wrote about Addison Russell in pretty glowing terms. The last paragraph from that post: This team is so incredibly deep, that you can imagine a scenario in which Russell puts up 4 WAR this year and gets absolutely no attention from a national outlet. Don't make that mistake.  bWAR: 4.3 fWAR: 3.9 WARP: 3.9 Seriously, the exact …

Cubs acquire Wade Davis, divest Jorge Soler

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The news of the Winter Meetings revolved around the Chris Sale. Once he was out of the way, though, nearly all the chatter surrounding the Meetings was Wade Davis and his 2017 team. While the Cubs were always the team most whispered, it was by no means a sure thing until today. In a straight one-for-one swap, the Cubs acquired …

Changes to Baseball in the CBA

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The owners and the MLBPA came to an agreement, and there is a new 5-year collective bargaining agreement. Baseball is about to change some. The winning league of the all-star game no longer gets homefield advantage in the World Series. It now goes to the team with the best record. This is a great change. The 15-day DL is now the …