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12-15

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BP Announcements: Sam Miller on Hang Up and Listen (podcast)
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Baseball Prospectus and Sam Miller

12-03

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BP Announcements: Sahadev Sharma on TV this Friday
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Baseball Prospectus

10-23

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The BP Wayback Machine: Goodbye, Dan Haren
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Baseball Prospectus

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: The Cubs Have A Running Problem: NLCS Game 3
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Sahadev Sharma

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 2 Preview and PECOTA Odds
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Rian Watt

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Party Time in Wrigleyville: NLDS Game 4
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Sahadev Sharma

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: Homers, Homers, Homers, Homers: NLDS Game 3
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Mike Gianella

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 4 Previews
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Rian Watt and Chris Mosch

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 3 Previews
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Chris Mosch and Sahadev Sharma

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: The Cubs Do Simple Better: NLDS Game 2
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Rian Watt

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 2 Previews
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Mike Gianella and Jeffrey Paternostro

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: Missed Opportunities Haunt Cubs: NLDS Game 1
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Sahadev Sharma

10-09

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The BP Wayback Machine: A Tip of the Cap to Aramis
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Baseball Prospectus

07-22

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Transaction Analysis: Texas Closes the Deal on Garza
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Jason Parks and Jason Cole

07-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 239: Carlos Gomez and the NL MVP Race/The Cubs and Trading Recently Signed Free Agents
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-03

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Transaction Analysis: Of Baltimore and Bonus Slots
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Sam Miller

05-13

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Transaction Analysis: The Cubs Keep Rizzo
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Ben Lindbergh

04-22

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Manufactured Runs: The King in Cubbie Blue
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Colin Wyers

03-28

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Maybe-Next-Years
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Bradford Doolittle and Harry Pavlidis

03-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 151: 2013 Season Preview Series: Chicago Cubs
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

01-29

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BP Announcements: Chicago Cubs Seek Director of Research & Development
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Joe Hamrahi

12-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 107: Edwin Jackson, the Cubs, and Qualifying Offers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-13

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Baseball ProGUESTus: How Alfonso Soriano Got His Groove Back
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Sahadev Sharma

11-08

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Prospect Debate: Who is the Cubs' Top Prospect?
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BP Prospect Staff

11-03

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Transaction Analysis: What We Would Have Said About the Dan Haren Deal That Didn't Happen
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Colin Wyers

09-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 43: The Under-the-Radar Reds/Was Anthony Rizzo's Scouting Report Wrong?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-29

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Sobsequy: Compensation: A Dialogue Between Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington
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Adam Sobsey

08-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 25: The Secretly Successful White Sox System?/Starlin Castro's Makeup Concerns
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-03

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Is Starlin Castro the Key to the Cubs' Rebuilding?
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Sahadev Sharma

06-28

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Inside The Park: Why Can't We Just Leave Rizzo Alone?
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Bradford Doolittle

06-24

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BP Unfiltered: A More Honest Response to Trade Rumors
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Colin Wyers

05-21

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Inside The Park: Farewell to a Phenom
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Bradford Doolittle

02-10

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The BP Wayback Machine: Neighborly Baseball
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Nate Silver

11-11

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Analyze This: Testing Delete
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Rob McQuown

11-04

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The BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of Leo
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Steven Goldman

11-02

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Transaction Analysis: Quade-ing Through the Wreckage
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R.J. Anderson

10-27

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Transaction Analysis: One Curse Down, One to Go
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Ben Lindbergh

10-22

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The BP Wayback Machine: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the Cubs
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Steven Goldman

10-17

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Future Shock: The Epstein Holdup
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Kevin Goldstein

10-12

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Manufactured Runs: Curse to Curse
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Colin Wyers

09-12

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Chicago Cubs
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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

08-19

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Manufactured Runs: Multifold Changes
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Colin Wyers

06-28

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Recounting Cubs Contracts
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Larry Granillo

05-18

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Transaction Analysis: Heroes Take a Fall
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Ben Lindbergh

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-25

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Are the Cubs a Sleeper Team?
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Jay Jaffe

02-16

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The BP Broadside: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the Cubs
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Steven Goldman

01-13

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Checking the Numbers: The Questionable Pursuit of Garza
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Eric Seidman

01-10

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Prospectus Perspective: An Honest Exchange?
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Christina Kahrl

10-20

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GM for a Day: Chicago Cubs
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Ben Lindbergh

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12/14/15

Sam Miller utters many insightful and brilliant words about baseball. Sam starts at the 25:17 mark.

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Friday, December 4, 5pm to 6pm CST, CSN Chicago's Sports Talk Live

Friday, December 4th, 5 pm to 6 pm CST, BP's own Sahadev Sharma will appear on CSN Chicago's Sports Talk Live to talk Cubs, White Sox, and Winter Meetings!

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The 35-year-old right-hander calls it a career after over 150 wins and 2,000 strikeouts.

When the Cubs lost to in the National League Championship Series, it was not just their season that came to an end, but the career of Dan Haren as well. In honor of his retirement, and to look back at his long, successful career, let's review 12 years of BP Annual comments about him, as he developed from centerpiece of the Mark Mulder trade to one of the most underappreciated starters in baseball.

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With their backs against the wall, will the Cubs find a way to stop the Mets--the Mets!--from stealing wild on them?

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Weary aces square off with Jake Arrieta and the Cubs aiming to deny Noah Syndergaard and the Mets a 2-0 series lead.

After an series opener in which New York’s Dark Knight pitched his way back into Gotham’s good graces with 7 ⅔ strong innings against Chicago, the Cubs will counter with an ace of their own in Jake Arrieta. Toeing the rubber for the home team in the Big Apple? None other than Marvel’s answer to DC’s Batman: the young god Thor, bearing a hammer of a fastball and the locks of an angel.

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The Cubs clinch a playoff series at home for the first time in franchise history.

The plan all along was for this Cubs team to be built on offense. After clinching a trip to the club’s first NLCS in a dozen years, team president Theo Epstein discussed how he and his staff once envisioned these bats all coming together and leading this group to great places.

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The Cubs power their way through a pivotal game against the Cardinals.

Game Three of the NLDS between the Cardinals and the Cubs shifted to Wrigley Field on Monday night, with the advantage tilting to the Cubs not only because they split the first two games of the series in St. Louis but because their ace was taking the hill. While Michael Wacha certainly isn’t any kind of slouch, it would be difficult to argue that the Cubs didn’t have a significant edge with the white hot Jake Arrieta on the mound.

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October 13, 2015 3:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 4 Previews

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The Dodgers and Cardinals fight for their playoff lives on the road.

After a Game Three in which the Cubs hit six home runs---beating the Cardinals 8-6, and setting a major-league record for home runs in a postseason game in the process---they’ll be right back at it this afternoon as they try to punch their ticket to the NLCS for the first time since 2003.

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October 12, 2015 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 3 Previews

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Chris Mosch and Sahadev Sharma

Come for your Jake Arrieta fix, stay for the emerging drama between the Dodgers and Mets.

With the series knotted at one, the Cubs bring their ace to the mound as the Cardinals counter with an arm who’s struggled against the North Siders’ lineup of late.

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October 11, 2015 10:47 am

Playoff Prospectus: The Cubs Do Simple Better: NLDS Game 2

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The Northsiders used everything in their arsenal to even the series at one.

It was 54 degrees on October 3rd in Milwaukee, and the Cubs were bunched around the batting cages, working on their bunting. Manager Joe Maddon, who spent years as a nuts-and-bolts minor-league instructor, and whose mantra this year has been “Do Simple Better” was convinced that his players would need to come up big in a bunt situation come playoff time, and wanted to drive home that message on the penultimate day of the regular season. Maddon’s decision took just a week to pay off. The Cubs did simple better Saturday night in St. Louis, beating the Cardinals 6-3 in their own ballpark and taking the series back to Chicago knotted at one.

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Kyle Hendricks and Zack Greinke try to even the series.

Jon Lester was solid for the Cubs but John Lackey was masterful, not allowing a hit until the sixth inning and giving the Cardinals 7 1/3 strong before giving way to the bullpen. Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty continued the Cardinals never-ending tradition of finding new postseason heroes with their home runs in the eighth inning, and St. Louis took Game One, 4-0. The Cubs will try to salvage a split in St. Louis before the series moves to Wrigley Field on Monday.

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October 10, 2015 12:52 am

Playoff Prospectus: Missed Opportunities Haunt Cubs: NLDS Game 1

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Sahadev Sharma

John Lackey flirts with a no-hitter, as the Cubs' squander their chances in the opener.

Let’s be clear: I don’t believe in second-guessing managers. I spend a lot of time around clubhouses during the season, and one of the many things I’ve learned with that access is that there are dozens of things we can’t begin to understand that go into the in-game decisions made by managers. However, on Friday evening, for the first time in 164 games, I couldn’t shake the feeling that Joe Maddon had done something wrong in the top of the eighth inning.

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