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Luis

  • joined Mar 25, 2008
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Kyle Hendricks vs. Greg Maddux

Kyle Hendricks is a Cubs prospect I am very excited about and I'm wondering what are the similarities/differences between the stuff-command-approach of him and a similar-aged Greg Maddux? I ask...

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Sell + New Philosophy

I think it would actually be a great thing if the Cubs have an awful start to the season, to the point that they become sellers at the trade deadline. The moment is right. The Cubs have an awfully...

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UZR/150

How reliable is this fielding statistic?  I've seen a lof of people here using it, but I find it hard to interpret. I know what it means. The problem is that there is so much fluctuation for...

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Michael Wuertz - The one that got away

Kerry Wood - Not doing well Felix Pie - Not doing well Mark DeRosa - Not doing well   Michael Wuertz - Lights out   The indians made a bad decision with Wood because he had a...

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Bradley's BAbip

Reading thecubreporter.com I became aware that Bradley had an extremely high BAbip last year, .388 or .65 higher than his career mark. Now, if you assume that his career mark is a good indicator of...

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Hill and Pie in the winter leagues

Rich Hill has the following line in the Venezuelan league (maybe he was already released, I don't know): Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG ARA ...

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Harden

How reasonable is it to expect a healthy Harden for the playoffs next year? I mean, the Cubs gave Harden as much rest as you could give a pitcher without putting him on the DL and he still came to...

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Perhaps this has something to do with the awful play

Probably the one place where the Cubs went very wrong this year was regarding the 100 year drought. The strategy the Cubs chose was to try to distance themselves from history or to make it seem as...

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Best baseball commentators

I remember watching the baseball ESPN crew in 90's for the wednesday's games and really liking them, especially Gary Thorne. I don't think he's mentioned amongst the great commentators but he was...

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Offense: slump or sympthomatic

I'm really wondering if we have the kind of offensive players that can respond under pressure. What the offense is going through right now could just be a collective slump or it could be a sign of...

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Longitudinal testing for steroids

Very interesting article at ESPN.com on what the future for steroid testing might be like: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?id=3408399 In short, rather than focusing on detecting the...

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Steroids: can of worms may finally open

The government has 103 positive tests (and the corresponding names associated with the samples) from the anonymous testing done in 2003. These are 103 major leaguers, who probably used many...

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Hill vs. Pie

Is there a double standard here? The numbers Hill put up in the minors were astounding, specially in AAA. Those numbers alone "should have" given him a free ticket to pitch at least a year in the...

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Cubs offense

As of today these is where the Cubs offense ranks in the majors:   Runs: 1st. Average: 1st. OBP: 1st. Slugging: 2nd. BB drawn: 2nd.   Now, did anybody expect this? To me this has come...

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Future Cubs rotation

You have to figure that Jason Marquis and Ted Lilly aren't in the Cubs starting rotation plans beyond 2009 (maybe earlier depending on trades). Ryan Dempster may be in that same boat too because if...

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Why is Murton so bad with men on base?

It's becoming clearer and clearer that Murton is not the same hitter with men on base as when the bases are empty. Does anybody have ideas as to why? I thought of sample size, but I think he has...

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Something about Murton

Murton has a lifetime OPS around .820, which is not bad at all, especially if you think his best years are still ahead. Nonetheless, somehow I have gotten the impression that he hasn't performed...

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A-Rod nonsense

This excerpt taken from an AP article posted at Espn.com. It goes:"Last year, I got tested 9-to-10 times," Rodriguez said. "We have a very, very strict policy, and I think the game is making...

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Had the Cubs won it all in '03

I know most everybody would have signed off on a deal that included a WS title in '03 followed by a significant stretch of mediocrity. Nonetheless, for the sake of speculation let's imagine the...

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Incremental innings pitched - Verducci

Verducci has a nice article at si.com http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/tom_verducci/02/05/verducci.YAE/index.html where he talks about the effect on the number of incremental innings...

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HGH - The new defense? Now Viña...

Are we seeing a trend here?If I'm not mistaken that's already three guys who have come out and basically said the same thing: F.P. Santangelo, Andy Pettite and Fernando Viña. What are they saying:...

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Cubs MVP

On the field my vote goes to Ramirez who has been a great consistent force in the lineup throughout the entire season.Nonetheless, my vote for Cubs MVP has to go to Piniella. This team is basically...

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Hendry

One thing you can at least say about Hendry is that he wan't willing to compromise the future for a chance, or a slightly better probability, to win now. For a guy who's job is on the line that is...

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Ronnie Cedeño & Rich Hill

Cedeño has batted ridiculously good the last times he's been in AAA (this year and 2005). However, he has struggled mightly in he bigs. His situation is not too different from Rich Hill's, who...

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Where does Blanco fit in?

It made sense (sort of) to have Blanco with Barrett, since one's strength was hitting and the other's fielding/game calling. But now with Kendall it seems that they wouldn't be complementing each...

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Enough for me

I think that today's game is pretty much it for me for this year. Around 1999-2000 I stopped watching Cubs games because I simply grew tired of the same bad play for too long. It wasn't until the...

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Looking ahead - 2008

It's may and I'm already looking forward to next year. Wether that makes me a pessimist or realist or whatever else, it doesn't matter. What I wanted to bring up was this. Unless the Cubs make the...

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Jacque Jones: When stats and memories collide

It doesn´t make sense, at least to me. To me Jones last years was a subpar outfielder in terms of his offense, and specially bad when the pressure was on. Yet, the numbers don´t agree. As many...

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Wood/Prior vs. Pavano/Harden

For all the talk and theories about Wood and Prior's health issues during their careers I find that there has been a lot less talk and scrutinity about guys like Carl Pavano and Rich Harden both of...

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Theriot our new shortstop

From reading Bruce Miles' column at the Daily Herald it seems that Theriot is the new shortstop, and should stay there for good if he continues to perform. Said Piniella:"Theriot will be at...

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