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09-19

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7

Notes About Baseball: The Second-Hardest Part of Baseball
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Rocco DeMaro

09-08

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 8
by
Matt Sussman

08-27

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The Call-Up: Jorge Soler
by
J.P. Breen and Mauricio Rubio

08-06

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8

Pebble Hunting: The Non-Scout's Guide To Javier Baez
by
Sam Miller

08-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 507: Javier Baez's Call-Up and What's to Come for the Cubs
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-05

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The Call-Up: Javier Baez
by
Mauricio Rubio and Jordan Gorosh

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Not Just A Pretty Face
by
R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Ethan Purser

07-18

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 17
by
Jeff Moore

07-14

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5

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 14, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

07-09

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The Call-Up: Arismendy Alcantara
by
Mauricio Rubio and Craig Goldstein

07-09

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Pitcher Profile: Jake Arrieta
by
Harry Pavlidis

07-07

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15

Transaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are Selling
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R.J. Anderson, Ron Shah, Jason Parks, Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio

07-02

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The Call-Up: Domingo Santana
by
Ron Shah and Mauricio Rubio

06-26

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11

BP Top 50
by
Chris Mellen, Jeff Moore and Nick J. Faleris

06-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Keeping Tabs on the Cubs' Top Prospects
by
Mauricio Rubio

05-20

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Notes from the Field: May 20, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

05-19

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13

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-02

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11

Pebble Hunting: The Best Defensive Game of April
by
Sam Miller

04-30

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5

The Lineup Card: 10 Things We Learned in April
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Baseball Prospectus

04-29

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Notes from the Field: April 29, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

04-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Polling the Industry: Pick a Shortstop Superprospect
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
by
Ken Funck and Harry Pavlidis

03-25

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/25
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-17

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Going Yard: The Power in Javier Baez's Swing
by
Ryan Parker

03-06

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Changing Speeds: The Optimist's Guide to the 2016 Cubs
by
Ken Funck

02-19

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Painting the Black: Cash/Rizz Everything Around Me
by
R.J. Anderson

02-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 386: Listener Emails/Ricky Smith on Losing His Date to Derek Jeter
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 383: 2014 Season Preview Series: Chicago Cubs
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

01-23

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Fantasy Team Preview: Chicago Cubs
by
Craig Goldstein

01-23

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

01-21

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The Week in Quotes: January 13-20
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Musical Closers
by
Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: Last Call for Paul
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R.J. Anderson

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads North
by
R.J. Anderson and Rob McQuown

11-12

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Transaction Analysis: Perez Built On
by
R.J. Anderson

11-11

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One Move: National League Central
by
Craig Goldstein

11-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 323: Adrian Cardenas on Leaving Major League Baseball Behind
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 304: The Pirates' Future/Cubs Prospects and Joe Girardi/Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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Transaction Analysis: Will Amenable
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R.J. Anderson

08-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 257: Reevaluating Extensions/The Cubs' Creative International Spending Strategy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: Alfonso Soriano Joins the Worst Right-Handed-Hitting Team of All Time
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Ben Lindbergh

07-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: Development Disasters
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Garza's Trip
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Jason Parks, Jason Cole and Sam Miller

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: h
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Sam Miller

07-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 247: Derek Lowe's Rare Career Path/Matt Garza and the Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-28

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Transaction Analysis: Marmol Gets a Free Pass
by
R.J. Anderson

06-26

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Painting the Black: Trade Deadline Closeup: Chicago Cubs
by
R.J. Anderson

06-11

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Painting the Black: Swinging With Starlin
by
R.J. Anderson

04-08

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Wezen-Ball: The 2013 Interleague Schedule
by
Larry Granillo

03-04

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MLBDepthCharts: Chicago Cubs
by
Jason Martinez

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March 6, 2014 6:00 am

Changing Speeds: The Optimist's Guide to the 2016 Cubs

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Ken Funck

Wishcasting the Cubs' future.

You may think I have a bounce in my step because spring is on the way, but every sense available to me during this winter without end says you’re wrong. You could argue it’s because baseball is being played again in Arizona and Florida, but I'm not there to witness it, and even the densest cluster of pixels can't impersonate a warm breeze. No, it was Kris Bryant's first spring training at-bat that made me so giddy, the one that ended after nine pitches when the young third baseman blasted a towering drive to straight-away center. Before Bryant launched that ball into the mesosphere, I was the same skeptical Cubs fan I had always been, longing for but never truly expecting greatness. By the time it landed on the berm past the center field fence, however, I started to feel something I hadn't experienced in so long I nearly didn't recognize it: belief.

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Forget Pineda/Montero. A more interesting swap of young talent that offseason has provided both clubs with something to hope for this year.

As easy as it is to forget, the Jesus Montero-Michael Pineda deal was not the only trade made during that month in which a young pitcher was moved for a young hitter. A week earlier, the Cubs and Padres exchanged Andrew Cashner for Anthony Rizzo as part of a four-player swap. Though not a challenge trade by the strictest definition—the two players did not man the same position—it nonetheless felt like one, in large part because of the executives who were involved.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Mike Trout, Masahiro Tanaka, Javier Baez, and more, and Ben talks to Ricky Smith about being Jetered (at 44:17).

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Ben and Sam preview the Cubs' season with Ken Funck, and Nick talks to Daily Herald Cubs beat writer Bruce Miles (at 20:53).

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January 23, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Chicago Cubs

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Craig Goldstein

Rick Renteria's lineup has a few intriguing bats, but you'll probably have to look elsewhere for pitching.

Last year was yet another tough one for Cubs fans, even if the Epstein/Hoyer/McLeod-led front office continues to stockpile assets. The win-loss record is a nagging source of frustration for the fans, and the on-field lineup might just be as frustrating for fantasy owners. With the potential to sport a platoon in the outfield and a defensive specialist in the infield, as well as a patient front office that will keep its drool-worthy prospects at bay, this Cubs tree isn’t likely to bear much fruit in the early going.

Projected Lineup

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January 23, 2014 6:00 am

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

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Jason Parks

The no. 2 system in the game.

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Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

CLAYTON KERSHAW CASHES IN

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December 18, 2013 6:40 am

Transaction Analysis: Musical Closers

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Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

The Orioles sign Grant Balfour, the Cubs bring in Jose Veras, and the Yankees add two more over-35 players.



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December 5, 2013 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Last Call for Paul

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R.J. Anderson

The White Sox bring back Paul Konerko, the Yankees add Kelly Johnson, and Wesley Wright doesn't take long to find a new club.

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December 2, 2013 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads North

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R.J. Anderson and Rob McQuown

The Twins sign Ricky Nolasco, the Cubs trade for George Kottaras, the Reds re-sign Manny Parra, and more.

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November 12, 2013 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Perez Built On

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R.J. Anderson

The Rangers lock up Martin Perez, the Cubs hire a manager, and Brayan Pena finds a job.

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November 11, 2013 6:49 am

One Move: National League Central

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Craig Goldstein

A look at what the Cardinals could do to stay on top, and what their division rivals could do to catch them.

This is the fourth installment in the One Move series. If you'd like to check out any of the previous editions in this series, you can find them here: AL Central, NL West, AL East.

Chicago Cubs
The Move: Trade for David Price
Originally, there was a detailed trade offer above. Upon further review, however, I don’t want this to be about whether the offer was good enough. The Cubs have the pieces to make the move, and while the Rays asking price might be too expensive for it to be a worthwhile move, there seems to be a middle ground that could work for both teams. I’m advising the Cubs to make this trade under the condition that it would fall in that middle ground. This means no, it will not consist of Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Albert Almora. It also means that, no, it will not consist of Christian Villanueva, Kyle Hendricks, and Mike Olt. Instead, imagine a scenario that makes it hard for either team to pull the trigger immediately but in the end makes both organizations better.



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