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How bad is Koyie Hill?

In News And Rumors by dmick8968 Comments

Over the last two seasons Koyie Hill has posted a 51 wRC+ (weighted runs created, adjusted so that 100 is average like ERA+ and OPS+). wRC+, you may remember, uses wOBA.  Oddly enough, it’s only 11th worst over those two seasons among players with 200 or more PA. It’s bad. It’s downright terrible, but he is a catcher so he’s …

NL Central Questions & Answers: Houston Astros

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Prior to the start of the season we’re going to be previeing the other NL Central teams in two ways. First, Berselius will post the team’s projections for 2011 and then later in the day we’re going to post an interview with one of the team’s bloggers. Today’s Q&A is with Timothy DeBlock of Crawfish Boxes. Obstructed View: There are …

The Stats We Use: wOBA

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Several people on Another Cubs Blog had asked us to write something that explained some of the stats that we often reference in articles and comments. It was always something that I wanted to do, but never got around to it. Since several have asked before and now that we’ve created a new blog with Tim and Adam, it seems …

2011 Playing Time Projections

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Each of the last few years Tangotiger has put together a survey for people to enter in their projected playing time for each player. It’s a valuable tool and one that doesn’t take much time to fill out. Pick your favorite team (mostly the Cubs around here I assume) and start predicting how much you think each player will play. …

NL Central Questions & Answers: Milwaukee Brewers

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Throughout the week we’re going to be posting some Q&A’s with other NL Central bloggers about the upcoming season.  Berselius has written some nice previews for each team so we’re going to try and post those fairly close to one another.  These are some very good blogs and I encourage all of you to check them out.  Up first is …

Andrew Cashner joins the rotation

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The Cubs announced on Saturday that Andrew Cashner would be the team's 5th starter and that Marcos Mateo had claimed the final bullpen spot.  This leaves Carlos Silva off the roster and the Cubs will try to trade him.  That's not going to happen so the Cubs will eat about $5.6 million assuming some team picks him up and pays …

Platooning 101

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The day everyone has looked forward to is here. Obstructed View is no longer something we can hype though we had little to no intention of doing that. It just became fun to do it. Now we have to live up to the hype or face critisim and ridicule by the thousands of fans we raised expectations for. Anyway, this …

2011 Cubs Payroll

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Updated on 3-27-2011 Personal Information Contract 2011 Projection Name DOB B/T POS 2011 2012 2013 2014 IP FIP WAR Justin Berg 6/7/84 R/R RP Alberto Cabrera 10/25/08 R/R RP Esmailin Caridad 10/28/83 R/R RP Andrew Cashner 9/11/86 R/R SP Casey Coleman 7/3/87 L/R SP Ryan Dempster 5/3/77 R/R SP 13.5 14 Thomas Diamond 4/6/83 R/R RP Rafael Dolis 1/10/88 R/R …