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Cubs interested in David Newhan?

This online article notes the Cubs are interested in David Newhan, now that he was nontendered by the Orioles.  Here's some more info, FYI.  Newhan bats left, throws right, and has played the...

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Would you make these trades?

These are a few ideas based on rumors and matchups between teams trying to trade certain players.  I am not saying that the GMs are considering these deals, I just wondered what others thought of...

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Rules about payroll when teams are purchased

The following quote is from an old ESPN article maintained on the web by one of the attorneys quoted in the piece. Whereas it used to be automatic that a team owner could attribute a huge chunk of...

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Paging Dr. Piniella! STAT(s)!

A couple of days ago, it was reported that Lou said he would be looking over extensive reports from this past year to diagnose why the Cubs weren't scoring enough runs.  I'm sure he will be...

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Cubs Allowed to Interview Bochy if they Want

According to Ken Rosenthal here http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6054546."Lou Piniella is the front-runner for the Cubs' job, according to major-league sources, but the sudden availability of...

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Cutting down on walks

We all know the Cub pitchers issued too many walks this year.  By a quick and dirty calculation, the major league averages for BB/IP and K/IP were about .37 and .73, respectively.  The Cubs were at...

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Hitting philosophy from Boggs, Williams

Notice how this contrasts with the "swing at the first good pitch you see, it may be the only one" philosophy that has been the Cubs hallmark these past few years.From a Sports Illustrated online...

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Season statistical wrapup

Baseball Reference has the final summary of stats from the 2006 season already posted.  This diary can serve as a place to discuss the individual performance of players or anything else that jumps...

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Interviews on Sports Central Tuesday Night

Dave Kaplan and Tom Waddell had Joe Girardi and Jon McDonough on tonight.  They interviewed Joe for about 20 minutes.  When asked "Does the possibility of managing the Cubs either now or in the...

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How did Moore look at third?

The Trib story said he made one really good play.  I couldn't get the game outside of Chicago.  For those of you at the game, or who could watch it on TV, how did Moore look on defense?  Since I...

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Sources of data for research

I'd like to do a study about individual hitters vs. pitchers.  For example, does Matt Murton do better against starting pitchers the second game he faces them?  Put differently, does Murton appear...

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Freddy says, Relax, I just got a new glove

From the Sun-Times Baker talked to Bynum last weekend about taking more fielding practice and using different gloves for the different positions he plays. The message will be repeated after Bynum's...

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Stories of meeting great people at the ballpark

Yesterday, I sat by an older couple at Wrigley.  They were a delight.  He played minor league ball in 1939 and 1940, before going off to war.  Even though he was in the Cardinals' system, he never...

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Whose Line is it Anyway? Review of a player comparison

Who are these players?Age, AB, R, H, HR, RBI, SB, CS, AVG, OBP, SLG, OPS 21, 468, 66, 129, 11, 52, 14, 10, .276, .335, .423, .758 21, 465, 66, 126,   6, 52, 26, 13, .271, .335, .385, .720Both Dusty...

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Tips and Tricks When Going to Wrigley

OK, I'm posting this as a diary even though I have a very specific question to ask.  I realize putting your secret parking spot or favorite post-game bar on the web is just inviting other people to...

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Kimm's effect on 2002 Cubs: No interim?

I checked through retrosheet and baseball-reference.com to get some info on what happened to Cub players in 2002.  Yes, my memory is that bad, that I needed to refer to the stats.  If any of you...

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Post mid-season trade ideas here

We've had a flurry of diaries recently, many of them covering similar topics.  I'm hoping this one can serve as a clearinghouse for those GM dreams everyone is harboring...come on! You know you...

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Revisiting the Trade Prior Discussion

In this diary last Fall, I asked who would you trade Prior for?Again, this is hypothetical, because few teams deals their top players for one another.  However, the answers given ranged from Johan...

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ebay and scalping in IL: changed? (Jessica?)

I sold some tickets on ebay last year.  As a non-Illinois resident, there were restrictions only on selling them to Illinois residents.  I put in the accurate face value and had some bidders...

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Can you remember any early season trades?

Jim Hendry and others have referred to the fact that you can't easily replace Derrek Lee through trade this early in the season because nobody makes trades in April.  There are good reasons for...

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Augie!

As the Iowa Cubs were getting pasted last night by Round Rock, they had used four pitchers through eight innings.  Who could save the bullpen, if not the game?  Who could put up a line of three men...

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No Mercy for the Bullpen: Can it get Wuertz than this?

Overall, I'm pleased with the bullpen.  But there is room for improvement.Jim Hendry has a philosophy about building a bullpen that says to pay whatever it takes to acquire veteran players who will...

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Give Your Take on the 25-man Roster

Let's assume most of the team is set for April 2: Barrett, Lee, Ramirez, Murton, Pierre, Jones Walker, Hairston, Cedeno, Perez, Mabry, Blanco Zambrano, Maddux, Rusch, Williams Dempster, Howry,...

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Jacque Jones highlighted in WSJ

There is an excerpt from the new book "Fantasyland" by the Wall Street Journal's baseball writer in today's edition.  The book is about his participation in "Tout Wars" last year, a fantasy league...

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Leicester trade completed with PTBNL

According to cubs.mlb.com, the Cubs received a 23-year old left-handed pitcher, Clint Brannon from the Rangers.For those too busy to link, he was drafted out of college in 2004, so has one full...

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Moving to Illinois: Need Tickets!

You may recall that Al posted about my family's evacuation from New Orleans this Fall.  We relocated to Texas, and I have spent the last month looking for a place to continue my career starting the...

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Rich Hill's trade value

An article on ESPN, http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=2261063, includes the following statement, regarding a trade proposed by a fan in a letter to Jayson Stark:...

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Dusty and Bradley

The Cubs revealed yesterday that the Dodgers gave them permission last month to have Dusty Baker meet for lunch with Milton Bradley in LA.  Hendry wanted Baker to assess Bradley's situation, and...

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Would you ever trade Prior?

In the offseason, many teams say things like "No player is untradable.  We'd listen to offers for anyone."  The Cubs may not be in that position now, because you usually build for the playoffs on a...

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Lofton or Pierre?

Here's a link to a study of the win shares by team in centerfield last season.  http://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/story/2005/11/7/12166/0184 Notice the platoon of Lofton and Michaels was the second...

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