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The Cubs historic start to the 2016 season

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball, News And Rumors by dmick89Leave a Comment

A lot has been written about how good the 2016 Cubs are. The articles began¬†immediately after the Mets quickly dispatched of them in the 2015 NLCS. They increased significantly after the Cubs signed Jason Heyward and John Lackey away from division rival St. Louis. We’ve all marveled at some of these numbers and have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Cubs beat …

Where We Stand Now (4-18-16)

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball by dmick8919 Comments

Week 2 (April 11 – April 16) Monday, April 11 vs Reds: W 5-3 (Box, OV Recap) Wednesday, April 13 vs Reds: W 9-2 (Box, OV Recap) Thursday, April 14 vs Reds: W 8-1 (Box, OV Recap) Friday, April 15 vs Rockies: L 1-6 (Box, OV Recap) Saturday, April 16 vs Rockies: W 6-2 (Box, OV Recap) Sunday, April 17 vs …

Predicting Tommy John Injuries

In Major League Baseball, News And Rumors, Other Topics by dmick8961 Comments

Bradley Woodrum and others on MLB Trade Rumors have spent hundreds of hours working on a way to predict Tommy John injuries. The Cubs risk factors are pretty good to look at for the most part.  Risk+: This is merely a representation of how far above average or below average the player’s risk is. Here, 0% indicates a league-average risk; 100% …

Cubs Offseason Update

In Major League Baseball, Minor Leagues, News And Rumors, Transactions by JonKneeV149 Comments

Moar Awardz Cubs bring home the hardware Cy Young – Jake Arrieta (169); Zack Greinke (147); Clayton Kershaw (101) Rookie of the Year – Kris Bryant (150, unanimous); Matt Duffy (70); Jung Ho Kang (28) Manager of the Year – Joe Maddon (124); Mike Matheny (87); Terry Collins (49) Esurance MLB Awards Best Starting Pitcher: Jake Arrieta Best Rookie: Kris …

MLB Future Power Rankings (ESPN)

In aside, Major League Baseball by dmick892 Comments

Cubs in a landslide.  The Cubs arrived a year earlier than expected, and they're not going away any time soon. This offseason they'll put the finishing touches on what should be a championship-caliber club in 2016. Team president Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer are committed to building a strong rotation after Arrieta and Jon Lester this offseason to improve their playoff chances, …

Are the Cubs the favorites to sign David Price?

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball, News And Rumors, Projections by dmick89282 Comments

Common sense would indicate the Cubs would have significant interest in David Price this offseason. He's one of the best pitchers in baseball and he's a free agent. He won't cost the Cubs a draft pick since he was traded at midseason. He had a long working relationship with Cubs manager Joe Maddon. And the Cubs could really use another …