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Cubs Frightening Roster Situation

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Intelligent post from a cardinal fan regarding the dire situation of the future cubs. I have to highlight one comment in particular because it, for me, sums up the strange oedipus complex that many cub fans have. Supposedly, prospective buyers interested in the bottom-line alone have been scared away by the franchise’s high price. What does that mean? It means the Cubs are going to be sold to a billionaire looking to stroke his already turgid ego. It's like having an elite payroll isn't enough, and some idiots think that a mark cuban type is going to push the cubs from losers to competitive simply by making an elite payroll more elite.

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bullpen by gmLi

Dwarf Grit Report as of 6/05/2008. More significant changes in the last two plus weeks, old closer, new closer, injuries, demotions, promotions, free agent additions. gmLI 4/28 ...

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Yost, Dude.

c'mon, yost. i'm a fan of yours. but i have to qualify that, i'm a fan of you as a manager. yost, dude, you are making it way hard to defend you against the legions that call for your head. way...

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bullpen by gmLI

Dwarf Grit Report as of 5/19/2008. Lots of significant changes in the last two weeks, new closer, old closer, injuries, demotions, and through it all, Yost preserves bullpen pecking order!...

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How to Hit Daisuke

I took a tour of Josh Kalk's web based pitchf/x tool to get a sense of what to look for from Daisuke.Here's what I came up with. I thought I had heard that Daisuke was a guy with a big repertoire,...

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bullpen by gmLI

Dwarf Grit Report as of 5/05/2008. Yost preserves bullpen pecking order. gmLI 4/28 5/05 Eric Gagne 2.16 2.15 Guillermo Mota 2.13 1.86 Brian Shouse 1.82 ...

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5 questions with Al of Bleed Cubbie Blue

I shot Al of bleedcubbieblue.com an e-mail not too long ago and gave him 5 questions to answer about the Chicago Cubs. Al's a passionate fan and replied very quickly with some good natured answers....

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bullpen by gmLI

Dwarf Grit Report as of 4/28/2008. 4/14 4/28 change Eric Gagne 2.11 2.16 +.05 Guillermo Mota 1.80 2.13 +.33 Brian Shouse 2.17 1.82 -.45 Salomon Torres ...

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Memo to Yost: Fielder Will Always Be Walked

Now, having your number four hitter always walked isn't all that bad of a thing. Base runners are important. But when you've got your pitcher batting 8th, even with nobody out when Fielder is...

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bullpen by gmLI (as of 4/14)

Brian Shouse 2.17 Eric Gagne 2.11 Guillermo Mota 1.80 David Riske 1.59 Salomon Torres 1.17 Derrick Turnbow 0.30 Seth McClung 0.28 gmLI: A pitcher’s average LI when...

Ryan Braun Projected

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Marcel regresses the playing time based on the fact that Ryan Braun missed two months last year. Bill James, not listed here, likes Braun for a 1.042 OPS. We, the bcb community projection have him...

Community Projections 2008: Corey Hart

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Corey Hart got one AB in 2004, and was an august callup in 2005, so he'll technically be entering his 5th season in the major leagues. He'll be 26 years old. He's got just over 2 years of service...

JJ Hardy Projected

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Some very varied projections for JJ Hardy. For the first time the bcb community is not the rosiest. Chone sees a .462 slugging, probably looking at the contact plus line drive rates, add that to...

Community Projections 2008: Mike Cameron

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Mike Cameron signed as a free agent on Monday, January 14th, 2008 for 1 year from $6.25M up to $7M through bonuses based on plate appearances. He also has a club option for 2009 at $10M with a...

Bill Hall Projected

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Except for shooty babitt, and me on the low end, and Jeff on the high end, our projections for Bill Hall were between an OPS of .811 and .835. ZiPS and marcel agree for the most part with that...

Community Projections 2008: Ryan Braun

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Ryan Braun is 24 years old and entering his 2nd season in the major leagues. One of three first round draft choices in the starting lineup Braun will play 2008 for something near the league...

Rickie Weeks Projected

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The most difficult thing for projection systems to project is playing time. The best they can do is assume that some pattern is being formed throughout the years, and when there isn't a pattern a...

Community Projections 2008: JJ Hardy

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James Jerry Hardy is 25 years old and entering his 4th season in the major leagues. He's in his first year of arbitration and went to the wire before settling near the midpoint at 2.65 million...

Prince Fielder Projected

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Prince Fielder's community projection looks lofty when compared to the other systems, but it's actually a downgrade from last year. Yes, it's only a difference of .011 OPS but given that Prince is...

Community Projections 2008: Bill Hall

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Bill Hall is entering his 7th season at 28 years old as a Milwaukee Brewer. He's in the second year of a 4 year deal that bought out his arbitration years, one year of free agency and a club option...

Jason Kendall Projected

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As a community, the bcb projection is more optimistic about Jason Kendall than marcel, zips, and chone.Interestingly though, we are more pessimistic on the playing time. Estrada last year played in...

Community Projections 2008: Rickie Weeks

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Rickie Weeks enters his 5th season in the major leagues at just 25 years old. He falls short of acquiring the necessary service time to qualify as a super two and,like Prince Fielder, will play one...

Community Projections 2008: Prince Fielder

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Prince Fielder enters his 4th season in the majors. This is his final year of minimum wage baseball. At just 24 years old he is one of the premiere sluggers in the game. Last season he posted his...

Community Projections 2008: Jason Kendall

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Jason Kendall signed a 1 year 4.25 million dollar deal with incentives and a vesting club option for 2009. He'll start the season as the primary backstop for the 2008 Milwaukee Brewers. At 34 years...

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Pecota Broken?

I think Fukudome's pecota projection is ridiculous.Here's a look at why i think that. Take that pecota projection, and fukudome's career numbers, and lets look at rates for singles, doubles,...

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Pathological Gambling as Baseball Strategy

You gotta know when to hold 'em, and when to fold 'em. The "Hot Hand" method of managing a baseball team is really just professional pathological gambling. You may sit down at a roulette table, or...

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Required Reading

Pitch Identification Tutorial by John WalshAwesome article. That's all I really have to say about it, just wanted to make sure that you guys saw it, especially some of you interested in this stuff...

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Like it's the Last Game of the Season?

9/6: "I'm going to manage every game like it's the last game of the season," said manager Ned Yost9/10: The game is essentially over at 4-0 in the bottom of the seventh (LI: 0.13, WP: 3%). So it's...

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Game Notes, 8/29

Hey, great game last night. It's the same game they've been playing all season, putting up six runs, extra base hits, a baserunning gaffe, followed by excellent baserunning. The thing missing from...

Game #131: Here Comes The Soup!

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Game #1 in a slightly important three game series at the friendly confines. Brewers Cubs Jeff Suppan 4.68 K/9 3.14 BB/9 0.77 HR/9 45.5 GB% 20.8 LD% 33.7 FB%   7.4 HR/FB% 4.85 FIP .324 BABIP R...

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