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 …

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 …

America’s 4 year rebuilding plan

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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 …

The Series: A Positon Players Preview

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Holy shit. It’s here. Let’s get straight to it. Catcher This is the first area where the advantage clearly rests with the Cubs. Yan Gomes has been a good player up until 2016, but in 2016 he was Heyward-esque. He was replaced by Roberto Perez, who also had a nice 2015 and an abysmal 2016. The Cubs have a Cerberus …

NLCS Game 5: Cubs @ Dodgers Game Thread

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Time: 19:08 CT (har har MLB) TV: FS1 Series Preview Gameday Thread LINEUPS (projected) (103-58, 2-2) Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, LF Javier Baez, 2B Jason Heyward, RF Addison Russell, SS David Ross, C Jon Lester, P Lester Stats 202.2 IP 8.75 K/9 2.31 BB/9 2.44 ERA 3.41 FIP 3.47 xFIP (91-71, 2-2) Kike Hernandez, 2B Justin …

San Francisco Giants Offense Preview

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  In what was arguably the greatest pitching duel of the past decade, the Giants (led by ubermensch Madison Bumgarner) downed the Mets 3-0 on a Conor Gillaspie HR (as we all saw coming). As a result, the Giants will take their Heart of Gold improbability drive to the 2016 World Series World Tour to Chicago. Who the hell are …

Cubs trade bevy of prospects for Aroldis Chapman

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I’m going to break this article into three parts. First, I’ll talk about what the Cubs gave up. Second, I’ll talk about the on-field potential of Aroldis Chapman, and what it means for the Cubs in 2016. Lastly, I’ll talk about the off-field potential of Aroldis Chapman and what this means (to me) about this team. The first thing we …