Marvin_the_martian

Shawn Domagal-Goldman

  • joined Jun 09, 2008
  • last login Apr 09, 2014
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For the Bears fans out there...

I've been gone for a while because i'm trying to finish up my PhD dissertation and have been tied up with the Bears. Today, i posted a diary on Windy City Gridiron bringing together statistical...

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Defense wins champtionships: not just a cliche

There have been a number of studies the last few years of what succeeds in the playoffs and in the Super Bowl. Put together, the arguments are quite compelling, and for the most part boil down to...

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Most Valuable Bear, Mike Brown?

There's only one thing that has me worried about the Bears making the Super Bowl this year - the absence of Mike Brown. For some reason, the run D in the cover 2 seems to be strongly dependent on...

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Johnson suspended 1 game by Bears

Looks like the Bears will suspend Tank Jonson for 1 game, and then welcome him back to the team. It also appears that Tank is clear on this being his last chance.I think this is a good move....

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The problem with this offseason...

has been the team's repeated expenditure of significant funds on the type of talent they already have at their disposal. They signed Mark DeRosa to a $4M/season deal when he is not likely to...

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Griese vs. Grossman: detailed statistical analysis

Tyger's diary got me thinking... What if Griese was named the starter in the preseason? Tyger went through each game, trying to figure out how Grossman contributed to each win and loss. There's a...

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Gallagher, Veal, Murton, and Howry for Manny?

I know there's already a Manny diary up, but this one's related to a rumor tied to the Cubs.Yes, that Manny.According to "Al's favorite site" (COUGH), the Cubs have offered two of our best pitching...

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I'm worried...

not about Grossman's play, or Leinart's ability to pick apart seams in the D, or the dropped passes by the recievers. No, i'm worried about the depth in our secondary the next few weeks. Ricky...

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Dusty's pitcher abuse - a numerical study

After Monday night's senseless 121-pitch outing by Carlos Zambrano, many of us were enraged at Baker's pointless overworking of his "caballo". Furthermore, there is ample evidence that Baker thinks...

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Our new starting LEFT fielder...

is Freddie Bynum. I can understand platooning Matt Murton, but with Bynum? That's a sick joke. If he should platoon with anyone, its Felix Pie.And yes, Bynum is only "platooning" but when you're...

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Can Dusty!!!

As a general rule, team's don't turn around seasons when they play this poorly. There are exceptions to the rule, but they are just that - exceptions. The only way this team can be an exception to...

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Another idea for 1B...

is to sign Erubiel Durzao, who has been significantly above average in every year he's been in the league, with the lone exception of last season. He's currently in Oklahoma playing for the...

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The way to trade Jacque Jones...

Many have lamented the 3-year deal we've signed Jacque Jones to. He has performed to expectations, posting a .312/.349/.597 line against righties and a .056/.105/.056 line against lefties. However,...

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Getting back to .500

The quote of the day is from Major League (the movie):"We won yesterday. If we win today, that's two-in-a-row. If we win tomorrow, that's called a winning streak; it has happened before"I think the...

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One month in: projecting the future

We have now witnessed one month of baseball, and the  biggest question at this young point in the season is whether or not the trends we have witnessed to date will continue. Given that the...

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BAD Rumor not true: "Dollar" Bill Wirtz not to buy Cubs...

At this point, what i'm about to write is pure rumor and speculation, so take it with a grain of salt. Additionally, if you heard the same Peter Gammons interview, please verify that it actually...

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Spooky injuries and ideas (if serious)...

Beware (5 days past) the ides of April!On April 20th, 2005, Nomar Garciaparra tore his groin in a hard-fought 3-1 victory by the Cubs. Many thought the 2005 season ended early that night in St....

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How many years must a fanbase exist... before their team wins the series?

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind...Last season, the Cubs ties for the 3rd best road record in the National League, posting a 41-40 mark that came in...

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Best. Rumor. Ever.

I was browsing Cubs blogs today, and Andrew, a poster over at The Cub Reporter, in a post in this thread gave a link to the best rumor i've ever heard. The link is to Halo's Heaven, the Angels blog...

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A Guide to Following Cubs Games When Away From Home

This diary is an attempt to put together all the various ways to follow Cubs games when one isn't at home in Chicago. After spending almost a decade of my life away from Chicago, i've researched...

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tongue in cheek diary on the poll: A Call to Arms!

The people must be heard! The clock must go! Al's democratic efforts are valiant, but in this case our community risks a tyranny of the majority. Those with fast enough computers do not feel the...

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Either Prior Was Sick or I Will Be...

According to this article at Cubs.com, Prior has been slowed by a sickness he had over the winter. However, according to this article by Will Carroll at Baseball Prospectus, that may not be the...

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Ryan Freel 3rd on depth chart?

I'm a Cubs fan who is curious about your second base situation. I'm not sure if Reds fans have heard, but the Cubs have been shopping Todd Walker all offseason. Trading Walker away would leave N...

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Let the Windy City be windy...

The weather channel's Sunday's hourly forcast for Sunday says the gametime temperature will be just above the freezing point (33 degF), with a stiff wind of 20-22 MPH. After sunset, which will...

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Thinking outside thebox: Wood is affordable as a closer

Many have suggested that we use Wood as a dominant setup man or as a closer. The rationale is that he did well out of the pen for a short stint last season, and that it will put less of a strain on...

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Preston Wilson?

According to Al's favorite website, the Cubs are close to signing Preston Wilson, as the Orioles have rejected the Cubs' offer and Hendry is moving on. To this poster, this is 4th hand information,...

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Think outside the box 1: its a good idea to bat Jones 2nd

I'm going to try to put out two diaries in the near future exploring unconventional ideas for us to debate while we wait for news. The first of these unconventional ideas is to bat Jones 2nd....

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pure speculation on my part

I'm trying to put together all the pieces of the various Prior for Tejada rumors. It seems clear that the O's want a front of the rotation starter as a start in return for Tejada. According to the...

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Wanted: spare parts for RF...

Given that we now have Juan Pierre as our everyday CF and Matt Murton as our everyday RF, we need to obtain some power from the corner OF spots. This need is only exacerbated by the fact that we...

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Divisional Tiebreaker Breakdown

I looked at the NFL standings today, as well as the tiebreakers, to see what the Bears need to do in order to secure a playoff spot. In order to simplify things, i'm going to start by looking only...

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