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The Catch(er) of the Day

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube36 Comments

Now that Dusty Baker has won the World Series since most of the world outside of Houston, Texas, refuses to acknowledge the team he managed, trades can be made with impunity and we’re less than a week from full blown free agency (though teams can sign their own outgoing free agents, like the Mets just did with Edwin Diaz). Before …

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The Cubs Should Probably Keep Ian Happ Around

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube12 Comments

The Gold Glove Awards were doled out today, and one Cubs All-Star (the only one to get a finalist spot if I’m not mistaken, sorry Nico Hoerner) got himself the prize: Never mind the irony that a gold plated glove wouldn’t be able to very effectively catch a baseball, but apparently this was well-deserved for Ian Happ, both by the …

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A Wish List For Fun Baseball

In Major League Baseball, Other Topics by Rice Cube8 Comments

So anyway, while waiting for the World Series to resume and then for the offseason rumor mill to start churning at maximum speed, I was thinking about what new stuff to throw up on this website and decided to take another crack and stuff that I really like about baseball that need to be emphasized. Part of this is to …

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Series Preview: Anaheim Angels of Disneyland (43-45) at Chicago Cubs (39-48)

In Series Previews by berselius42 Comments

On June 9th, the Cubs (25-35) and Angels (27-36) had very similar records, and things weren't looking so rosy for the Angels. Since then they've begun digging themselves out of their hole, going 16-9 over that span including two road series sweeps…and climbed into third place in their stacked division.    Angels Cubs wRC+ 109 (5th) 89 (23rd) BSR -2.8 (17th) …