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Cubs Winter Meetings Extravaganza

In Commentary And Analysis by myles227 Comments

The Winter Meetings have come and gone and the Cubs look totally different now. A brief recap of all of the transactions: Signings none Trades none Rule 5 Draft, Major League Phase no selection no players selected from Cubs Rule 5 Draft, AAA Phase 8. Blue Jays select David Garner, RHP (Cubs) 19. Indians select Yapson Gomez, LHP (Cubs) 20. …

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What would you say….you do here?

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius64 Comments

While the Cubs position players have had a fantastic first half, returns have been less than great on the pitching front. With ~60% of the season in the books, Jon Lester leads the pitching staff with 1.0 fWAR. I’ll go into individual player recaps below, but one thing I’ve been wondering for a while is why there has been so …

Second Look: New Cubs Pitchers

In Commentary And Analysis by GW4 Comments

It’s no secret that the Cubs have struggled to draft and develop pitching, so it’s nice that they have been willing to spend freely to fill in the gaps. Sahadev wrote about the team’s struggles in December (subscription required, h/t Fangraphs), with a pretty remarkable chart. The problem with this chart is pretty simple: contenders are not particularly interested in …