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Mike Pindelski

  • joined Apr 06, 2008
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Chicago baseball fan and Student

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Contreras' Start Against the Cubs

Jose Contreras’ loss against the Cubs yesterday puts a dent in what has been a very good month of June for a guy who was in the minor leagues this past May. His line read like this last afternoon:...

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A Couple of Notes on Gavin Floyd

Though on the surface he appeared one of the major league’s breakout pitchers in 2008, Gavin Floyd had a great deal of luck come his way during his 17-win, 3.84 ERA season last year. Because of...

Second to None: The First Half of Ian Kinsler

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Thanks in large part to an offense that is both tops in the American League in runs scored (538) and OPS (.816), the Texas Rangers are making the AL West race a little interesting currently...

The Emergence of John Danks

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Part of baseball that we seem to love (and in many cases hate) so much is the unpredictability of pitcher performances. Cliff Lee, who spent a large part of last season pitching in AAA, is...

Inside the White Sox's Turnaround

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Following the White Sox 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on June 1st, one could expect eccentric manager Ozzie Guillen to feel a little frustrated. His team had just dropped three games out of a...

Johan Santana Top Ten

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Though the deal isn't officially complete, it appears the Mets are on the verge of acquiring perhaps baseball's most dominant pitcher in Johan Santana.The Mets have been given a 72-hour window to...

Carlos Zambrano Redux

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No, I'm not trying to turn Beyond the Box Score into a Cubs blog; I simply wanted to take another look at starter Carlos Zambrano.Back in April of 2007, I posted a piece regarding Zambrano's rather...

Should the Cubs Pursue Brian Roberts?

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The Cubs have made plenty of noise this winter with the signings of both Kosuke Fukudome and Kerry Wood and it appears Jim Hendry may not be done yet.Yesterday rumors begin to swirl around the web...

A Look At Oakland's Rejuvenated Farm System

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With the trades of both Dan Haren and Nick Swisher, the Atheltics have completely revamped what looked to be a pretty weak farm system.Though one can argue the Athletics did not acquire one "sure...

A Quick Look at the White Sox/D'Backs Trade

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So yeah, this one's a bit late, but being a White Sox fan I feel compelled to write about Monday's trade between Chicago and Arizona.First let's look at things from Arizona's perspective.  With...

More on the Mets/Nats Swap

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Many have argued this winter's relatively weak free agent class would result in an offseason dominated by trades.Just a day after Matt Garza was swapped for Delmon Young in a former top prospect...

A Look Back: The Scott Podsednik-Carlos Lee Trade

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The night of October 26th, 2005 was an unforgettable night for myself as well as many citizens of Chicago.That night the White Sox ended an 88-year drought sweeping the Houston Astros in the World...

A Look Back: Last Winter's Free Agent Deals (Part Two)

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Last week I took a look at five major free agent signings from last winter, comparing each players 2007 projections with their actual results.Today I'll do more of the same looking at a five more...

A Look Back: Last Winter's Free Agent Deals (Part One)

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It's hard to believe the 2007 regular season has come to a close (excluding the Rockies/Padres one-game playoff).Even though I followed a losing team this summer in the White Sox, it seems like the...

Projecting Matt Kemp

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It looks like Matt Kemp is on the block again.It's not unusual for Ned Colletti to go with the seasoned veteran over the youngster despite the fact both projections and talent alone may favor the...

More Ranting And Raving About Traditional Statistics

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A little over a week ago, I went on a little statistical rant regarding how silly it is to use the 100 RBI mark as a benchmark of a good season.Today I'll do more if the similar, this time...

Who Will Be Catching For The 2008 Chicago Cubs?

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Jason Kendall made headlines in Chicago this past week claiming he would like to re-sign with the Cubs following the 2007 season: " I love it here. How could you not love playing in Chicago? It's...

Links for 9/10

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No post today, but plenty of good reading around the web.Over at The Bard's Room, MVN's White Sox website, I took a look at ChiSox prospect Jack Egbert who I believe is a sleeper prospect.  The...

No 100 RBI's? No Problem

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Despite plenty of advances in the analytical side of baseball over the years, I still continue to hear the benchmark of a good season is 100 RBI's.Watch a baseball game on television or go to a...

A Look Back: The 2000 American League MVP Award

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The year 2000 was a very special year in baseball for Jason Giambi.  It was his fifth full season in the big leagues and he lead the Oakland Athletics to their first division title in eight years....

Delving Into the Brewers' Recent Struggles

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On June 28th, the Milwaukee Brewers woke up probably feeling pretty good.There were plenty of reasons for the Crew and their fans to be happy:  They had just completed a sweep of Houston Astros,...

Unsung Heroes: Baseball's Top Set-Up Men of 2007

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When thinking of the most important member of a team's bullpen, one pitcher always seems to come to mind:  The Closer.Closers are typically the pitchers who pitch in the highest leverage situations...

Projecting Jermaine Dye

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After extending Mark Buehrle to a below market 4-year/$56M deal, the White Sox locked up another component to their 2005 World Series Championship Team agreeing to a two-year extension with right...

Rookie of the Year Award At-A-Glance

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Over the last couple of weeks, I've taken a look at how the races in the Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Awards are shaping up in both the American and National League.Today I'll take a look the...

A Look Back: The Chris Young and Adrian Gonzalez to Padres Trade

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The 2005 San Diego Padres were far from a perfect playoff team.The '05 Pads won the National League West on the "strength" of an 82-80 record only to be swept by the St. Louis Cardinals in the...

Cy Young Award At-A-Glance

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If there's one reason we rarely see a pitcher win a Most Valuable Player Award, that reason is likely because they have an award only players of their kind can win in the Cy Young Award.This...

A Quick Look at Eric Patterson

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What initially looked like a day-to-day right quad strain for Alfonso Soriano has turned into a small tear and a 15-day DL stint which will keep Cubs' superstar out of the lineup for at least a...

Will Juan Pierre Lose His Legs?

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This winter the Dodgers signed free agent centerfielder Juan Pierre to a 5-year/$45M deal in what might be Ned Colletti's worst acquisition as Dodgers General Manager.Colletti has made a few good...

Trade Deadline Aftermath

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Well, another trade deadline come and gone.A number of players rumored to be on the block changing teams and even more staying put.  To me, the trade deadline is baseball holiday.  I'm constantly...

Does the Home Run Derby "Curse" Really Exist?

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Earlier in July I remember watching an episode of Sportscenter in which former major league manager Dusty Baker was debating whether or not Alex Rodriguez should participate in the 2007 Home Run...

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