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

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius12 Comments

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 …

Taking stock of the top relief pitching options

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius361 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

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Electoral CollegeĀ 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 …