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Naveen Nallappa

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Sabermetrics 101: wOBA

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The first installment of Sabermetrics 101, an off-season series in which we will cover the basics of advanced statistics. In this post, we explore wOBA -- Weighted On-Base Average.

Cubs 2012 Season Recap

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The Cubs had their worst season since 1966, but there were plenty of exciting moments along the way and there is a lot to be excited about going into this off-season.

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Why The Outlook Isn't So Bleak & How I Became an A's Fan

I became a Cubs fan near the end of the 2002 season. My love for the Cubs has grown every year since, and I won't ever find myself attached to another team in the same way. But recently, I found...

Cubs Weekly Recap: September 24 - October 3

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The Cubs ended the season on a rough note, breaking the 100-loss mark for the first time since 1966.

Cubs Weekly Recap: September 17 - September 23

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The Cubs had a rough week against their division rivals, the Reds and Cardinals.

Cubs Weekly Recap: September 10-16

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The Cubs had a successful week against the Astros and Pirates.

Cubs Weekly Recap: September 3 Through September 9

The Cubs got swept in Washington, then swept the Pirates in Pittsburgh for a 3-4 week.

Cubs Weekly Recap: August 27 Through September 2

The Cubs had a rough week at home against the Brewers and Giants.

Cubs Weekly Recap: August 20 Through August 26

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A review of the Cubs' past week against the Rockies and Brewers.

Cubs Weekly Recap: August 13 Through August 19

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The Cubs went 3-4 for the week just finished. Here are details on how that happened.

Cubs Weekly Recap: August 6 Through August 12

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The Cubs didn't have a very good week. Let's review what went wrong.

Cubs Weekly Recap: July 30 Through August 5

The Cubs had a rough week against the Pirates and Dodgers.

Cubs Weekly Recap: July 23 Through July 29

The Cubs have been playing much better baseball over the past month. Here's a review of the team's past week.

Cubs Weekly Recap: July 13 Through July 22

Apologies for not putting together a review last week. Since it was only three games, I figured I could add it to this week's review, so this week will be a nine-game review of all the action that...

Cubs Weekly Recap: July 2 Through July 8

The Cubs had a successful week, winning four of seven on a road trip to Atlanta and New York.

Cubs Weekly Recap: June 25 Through July 1

The Cubs won five of six during the week just completed -- one of their best showings of 2012.

Cubs Weekly Recap: June 18 Through June 24

The start of the week was so promising, but alas, the Cubs went 2-4 for the second consecutive week, and won only two games in a week for the third consecutive week. The Cubs put together two wins...

Cubs Weekly Recap: June 11 Through June 17

The Cubs went 2-4 during the week. That's the good news.

Cubs Weekly Recap: June 4 Through June 10

A roundup of Chicago Cubs action from the week just completed against the Brewers and Twins.

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Week 4 Recap [4/23-4/29]

What a week. Not only did the Cubs post a 4-2 record, but they also did it against the Cardinals - two come from behind walk-off wins - and the Phillies. Runs Scored: 19 | Runs Scored per Game: 3...

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Week 2 Recap [4/9-4/15]

The Cubs posted a 2-5 record this past week. While they showed flashes of being a competent team - winning consecutive games against pitchers who have recently won the Cy Young award - the bullpen...

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Week 1 Recap [4/5-4/8]

A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to put together weekly recaps of the most important plays, the most and least valuable Cubs, and the best and worst managerial decision of each week of the...

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2012 Preview: Starting Rotation [Part III]

I continued my preview of the starting rotation a few days ago with one meaningful question regarding Maholm and Dempster. This is the final part of the three part series.

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2012 Preview: Starting Rotation [Part II]

I began my preview of the starting rotation over two weeks ago with one meaningful question regarding Garza and Samardzija. This is the second in a three part series.

This year, we will have data on every pitch of every Cubs minor league game. - Rehman speaking at...

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This year, we will have data on every pitch of every Cubs minor league game. - Rehman speaking at the SABR Analytics Conference.

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2012 Preview: Starting Rotation [Part I]

I previewed the Cubs corner infield over a week ago with one meaningful question regarding LaHair and Stewart. In this post, I do the same for the Cubs 2012 starting rotation. This is the first in...

The New Trade Market

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Interesting article on how the expanded playoffs will affect the trade market. Of particular interest is the Garza trade-related section within the article.

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2012 Preview: Cubs Corner Infield

I previewed the Cubs outfield a couple of days ago with one meaningful question regarding each of DeJesus, Byrd, and Soriano. In this post, I do the same for the Cubs 2012 corner infield.

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2012 Preview: Cubs Outfield

I previewed the Cubs middle infield a couple of days ago with one meaningful question regarding each of Soto, Castro, and Barney. In this post, I do the same for the Cubs 2012 outfield.

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2012 Preview: Cubs Middle Infield

As we all eagerly await the start of spring training, I thought it would be fun to put together some player previews. I initially thought about constructing player projections, but quickly realized...

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