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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
by
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
by
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?
by
Sahadev Sharma

06-28

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

06-24

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

05-21

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Inside The Park: Farewell to a Phenom
by
Bradford Doolittle

02-10

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The BP Wayback Machine: Neighborly Baseball
by
Nate Silver

11-11

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Analyze This: Testing Delete
by
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
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-22

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

10-17

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Future Shock: The Epstein Holdup
by
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
by
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?
by
Jay Jaffe

02-16

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The BP Broadside: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the Cubs
by
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?
by
Christina Kahrl

10-20

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GM for a Day: Chicago Cubs
by
Ben Lindbergh

09-13

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Chicago Cubs
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John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

08-20

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On the Beat: Going Green
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John Perrotto

05-25

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You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD: Stan Hack for the Hall of Fame
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Steven Goldman

05-11

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Changing Speeds: Retro Game Story: Cardinals at Cubs, 6/23/84
by
Ken Funck

05-05

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On the Beat: Wednesday Update
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John Perrotto

01-12

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Hot Stove U.: The Cubs' Contractual Cul-de-Sac
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Kevin Goldstein

01-03

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Changing Speeds: Marlon Byrd and the Price of Chemistry
by
Ken Funck

10-01

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You Could Look It Up: Walkless in Wrigleyville
by
Steven Goldman

09-21

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Prospectus Today: Bradleygate?
by
Joe Sheehan

09-15

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Chicago Cubs
by
Baseball Prospectus

09-13

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
by
John Perrotto

08-27

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Prospectus Today: No Joy in Wrigleyville?
by
Joe Sheehan

07-21

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Future Shock: Development Disasters
by
Kevin Goldstein

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Rangers acquire Matt Garza from the Cubs while Mike Olt, Justin Grimm and C.J. Edwards head to Chicago.

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Ben and Sam discuss Carlos Gomez' valuable season and the Cubs' willingness to trade players they recently signed as free agents.

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July 3, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Of Baltimore and Bonus Slots

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Sam Miller

The Orioles acquire Scott Feldman from the Cubs, teams trade international bonus slots, and more.



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May 13, 2013 7:35 am

Transaction Analysis: The Cubs Keep Rizzo

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Ben Lindbergh

The Cubs take another step toward contention by locking up their slugging first baseman for several more years.



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April 22, 2013 5:03 am

Manufactured Runs: The King in Cubbie Blue

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Colin Wyers

Does public criticism of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo help the Cubs?

Robert W. Chambers was one of the more successful authors in what may well have been the heyday of written fiction in America at the turn of the previous century, and he’s an interesting example of how writers were far less constrained to a single genre back then. During his lifetime, Chambers was mostly known (and read) for his romantic fiction, which produced several bestsellers. He also wrote war stories and historical fiction, as well as a handful of illustrated children’s books.

Nowadays, to the extent he’s remembered at all, it’s for his contributions to the field of horror. His best-remembered work is a collection of short stories called “The King In Yellow,” which contains several stories about a play titled (yes) “The King In Yellow.” Chambers only ever quotes from the first act, which characters describe as banal and innocent. The second act, however, is so terrifying and horrible (and so filled with awful truths) that it drives those who read its text or see it performed utterly insane. Chambers never reveals the contents of the second act in full, only hinting at its contents obliquely:

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The fourth installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the second-worst odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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Ben and Sam preview the Cubs' season with Colin Wyers, and Pete talks to CSNChicago.com Cubs beat writer Patrick Mooney (at 19:43).



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Baseball Operations Position to Report to Assistant GM

Our friends in the Chicago Cubs front office asked that we post this excellent opportunity for someone qualified and interested in working in baseball. Don't forget to tell them Baseball Prospectus sent you!

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This role will be responsible for developing and overseeing the research and analytics function within Baseball Operations, reporting to the Assistant GM.

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Ben and Sam discuss Edwin Jackson and the rest of the Cubs' offseason signings and talk about how the specter of draft-pick compensation is affecting some free agents.



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After being written off as a useful asset in 2011, Alfonso Soriano unexpectedly assumed an important role for the Cubs in 2012. How did it happen?

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Sahadev Sharma is a contributor to ESPN Chicago and ChicagoSide, where he regularly covers the Cubs and White Sox. Sahadev spent four years as a radio producer at ESPN 1000 in Chicago and often dabbled in the blogosphere. In the fall of 2010, Sahadev focused his attention on the writing side of the business and quickly realized that was where he belonged. If not spending his free time with his wife, one-year-old son, and two Italian Greyhounds, you’ll likely find Sahadev appreciating Starlin Castro’s ability to hit, defending Adam Dunn, or watching YouTube clips of the Illini’s 2005 NCAA tourney comeback against Arizona. Follow him on Twitter @sahadevsharma.
 


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Albert Almora earned the top spot on the Cubs' Top 10, but not before the prospect team discussed some other options.

As Jason Parks noted in his prospect rankings primer, this year’s rankings are the product of a collaborative process. Before each system’s prospect list is finalized, members of the BP prospect team trade emails about the players involved, enriching the rankings with their own opinions and perspectives. We’ll be publishing excerpts from the best of those discussions throughout the offseason, generally the day after the prospect lists in question appear. Some exchanges have been edited for language or trimmed to stay on topic.

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The Angels didn't trade Dan Haren to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol on Friday night. But if they had, this would have been our reaction.

On Friday night, it was reported by several sources that the Angels and Cubs had agreed to swap starter Dan Haren—whose $15.5 option for 2013 was due to be picked up or declined by 12 AM ET—for reliever Carlos Marmol. Ultimately, the Cubs pulled the offer off the table, killing the deal, and the Angels declined Haren’s option, making him a free agent. But before that happened, Colin Wyers wrote up a reaction to the rumored transaction. This is what we would have said had the trade gone through.

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