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Series Preview: Reds (65-52) at Cubs (52-65)

In Series Previews by berselius26 Comments

The Reds have had a great season, and all they have to show for it is looking up at two teams above them in the standings. At least they have a relatively solid grip on that last wild card spot, though that (thankfully) isn't as great of a position as a team would like. Joey Votto is having another MVP-worthy …

Series Preview: Cubs (18-28) at Reds (29-18)

In Series Previews by berselius33 Comments

The Cubs are back in the basement of the NL Central following their winless series against the Pirates. If the season ended today, they would have the fourth pick in the 2014 draft. The Reds, meanwhile, are coming off a sweep of the Mets and get their ace back this week.  Team Overviews   Cubs Reds wRC+ 90 (11th) 99 …

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Copying what other sucky team’s bloggers do

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball, Projections by dmick8916 Comments

Having difficulty thinking of something to write about, I decided to look to other bloggers for teams that suck for ideas. The first idea came from a Royals blog that was comparing all the starters at each position in the division. Previous positions: Catcher We'll go around the diamond so 1st base is next. The starters for the NL Central …

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Bryan LaHair's Fantastic Start

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89147 Comments

Some Cubs fans entered the season with relatively high expectations for Bryan LaHair. Others weren't optimistic at all. I was somewhere in between. I was fairly certain LaHair's numbers were so damn good at AAA that it indicated he should probably be about a league average ballplayer at the MLB level. To this point we've all been wrong. MLB's best …

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One foot on the Samardzija bandwagon

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick8910 Comments

Jeff Samardzija transformed. We heard about it all spring. We were to believe the transformation began in the second half of last season in which he threw about 40 or so innings. We had to put all our faith in those numbers that were as a reliever and a scout or two, which was a little silly to me as …