Myles’ 2015 Awards Post

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The season is basically over! The Cubs are going to meet the Pirates in a one-game playoff to see who actually makes the playoffs, and they have defied pretty much everyone's expectations. They have had something like 5 breakout performances this season, and should bring home lots of the hardware. Here are my postseason awards. NL MVP 1. Bryce Harper …

Looking towards the coin toss game

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It is all but official. The Cubs will meet the Pirates in the Wild Card game. It's theoretical that the Cubs would play the Cardinals instead, but the chance that St. Louis takes the division is well over 90% at this point – 91.7% according to Baseball Prospectus. Since it's one game, anything can happen: we can win by 17, …

The New Obstructed View (and a word on ads)

In Other Topics, Site, status by myles

As you can certainly tell, OV has gone through some extensive changes. While the partnership with Bloguin alleviated much of the work for us (and when I say "us", I mean dmick89. He is the one that does nearly everything behind the scenes, and OV simply wouldn't exist without his leadership), it introduced other problems. Chief among them were the …

Cubs 9, Pirates 6 (9/17/15)

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OSS: Jung-ho Kang and Francisco Cervelli feel the wrath of Cubs. Three Up 1. Anthony Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the season to put the Cubs up 5-4. He tacked on a double and a walk and seems to be perhaps be emerging from his slump. Hopefully he is red hot for the next series. 2. Kris Bryant …

Cubs 4, Pirates 5 – Cubs 2, Pirates 1 (9/15/15)

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OSS: Cubs split with the Pirates with frustrating loss in Game 1 and semi-frustrating win in Game 2 Game 1 Three Up 1. Trevor Cahill has been great since coming to the Cubs on a minor-league deal. Since being released by the Braves, he's had a 2.79 FIP in his 4 Cubs appearances. He might get the start in the …

Myles’ Super Simple MVP System

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball by myles

It is getting close to awards time. That means you are going to see the think-pieces come out soon where people will lay out ballots for MVP that don't comport with reality; for instance, there is a guy on twitter right now that has Yadier Molina as the current front-runner (with a calculation of 8.5 WAR this season – I …

Cubs 9, Cardinals 0 (9/7/15)

In Game Threads, News And Rumors by myles

OSS: Haren dominates the best team in the National League. Three Up 1. Dan Haren probably doesn't have another performance like the one he spun against the Cardinals in his entire career, but it was nice to see one last masterclass in soft contact. Haren allowed 7 hits and 2 walks, with maybe 4 really well-hit balls by St. Lou. …

Cubs 2, Dodgers 0 (8/30/15)

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OSS: Kris Bryant provides all the fireworks in this 2-0 victory. Three Up 1. Kris Bryant ended his seemingly months-long road homerless streak with a 2-run jack in the first. It was the only runs of the game, but it was all that was needed. 2. Starlin Castro has been really good since his demotion. Though he had an error …

Cubs 8, Giants 5 (8/25/15)

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OSS: Cubs make a laugher of it early, and a nailbiter of it late. Three Up 1. Jake Arrieta had a perfecto through 3, and ended the day allowing no earned runs (1 unearned on his own error, though), striking out 8 over 6 innings and allowing a single walk. Much like Rizzo deserves to finish around 3rd or 4th …