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2014 Preview: Chicago Cubs

The 2013 Cubs should have been better. Their team should have won more games, their young roster core should have produced better, their players manager should have engaged the team better. If one takes the basic “rebuilding” route of the Cubs into consideration, 2013 does… [More]

What A Segura Extension Might Look Like

With pitchers and catchers now in the house in Maryvale, we have officially begun that period of spring training where nothing much happens for a while, other than beat writers (who we love) talking about how boring pitchers’ fielding practice is. ┬áThis is also the… [More]

Where do NL Central Teams Stash their Cash?

Earlier this week, the folks at the LA Times put together a pretty sweet, interactive tool that can compare where each MLB team has spent its payroll for the 2013 season. I highly, highly recommend that you check it out. I find the disparity of… [More]

2013 Preview: Chicago Cubs

In terms of rebuilding baseball organizations, the 2012 Cubs had one of the most successful campaigns they could have expected. First, their core of aging, expensive veterans gained another year, resulting in a decidedly short-term outlook for their remaining contracts. Secondly, they executed a trade… [More]

Building and Rebuilding: NL Central Contract Cores

While working on my 2012 NL Central previews, it occurred to me that the teams can be compared to one another for their contractual cores, as well as their 2012 rosters. The more I research these rosters, the more it amazes me how close some… [More]

2012 Preview: Chicago Cubs

Since their consecutive division championships in 2007 and 2008, the Cubs featured what one might call a “skeleton” roster. Their roster was full of expensive, sometimes useful parts that nevertheless failed to meet their expectations. Sure, there were ballplayers there, but there wasn’t any meat…. [More]

Situational Baseball: Batting Approaches

This might not seem like a logical follow-up to my survey of Productive Outs last week. However, one of my contentions — that situational baseball just happens, it’s not something a batter can purposely seek — requires an investigation of batting profiles. APPROACHES Successful baseball… [More]