Do people really worry about spring training records?
Mar11

Do people really worry about spring training records?

Yesterday, one of the greatest things in Cubs history happened.  It’s a sad testament to the history of this “proud” franchise that I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say that. Three players, none of whom have spent more than 90 days in the big leagues, hit back to back to back home runs.  In a spring exhibition game. Everyone within a 600 mile radius of Chicago immediately became erect. Your browser does...

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Cubs trade value rankings – Part II
Mar03

Cubs trade value rankings – Part II

Yesterday we plowed through the bottom 30 of this completely unscientific ranking of the Cubs current trade assets.  The idea is simple.  It’s a ranking of every player on the current 40 man roster, plus 10 other guys who will be on it someday.  Age, past performance, projectable future performance and contract status all factor in. Take a look at 50-21, but now we’re on to the top 20. 20. Jason Motte, P This all hinges on...

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Cubs 2015 promo schedule
Feb25

Cubs 2015 promo schedule

It’s that time of year again, time when baseball teams show you what “free” crap you’ll get when you attend various games.  Nothing will top the Cubs giving out a bobblehead of a legend of another team like they did last year when they honored one of the most ignominious moments of their franchise history and “celebrated” the Babe Ruth called shot with a bobble last season. Here are the highlights...

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National League over/unders
Feb23

National League over/unders

A couple of days ago I broke down the Bovada over/unders for the American League.  If White Sox fans could read, I’m sure they’d be extra angry with me.  Today, lets check out them out for the National League, and, I’ll throw in extra prop bet for you for each team. Arizona D’bags 71.5 It wasn’t all that long ago that the D’bags were in the playoffs, taking the Brewers to the limit in the NLDS....

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NL Central position power rankings
Feb14

NL Central position power rankings

You know a writer has run out of things to write about when he or she starts doing lists.  The first official workout of spring training is still days away, so you are damn right I’m out of ideas. How about we rank every starter in the National League Central at every position? Does that sound pointless to you?  Sure it does.  Let’s do it anyway. Here’s how it works.  These are the projected starters.  If...

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