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7 Short Relief: For and Against Historical Positivism, and the Secret Origin of Launch Angles by Zack Moser, Nathan Bishop and Martin Alonso
2 Short Relief: Toasting Bartolo, Reviewing Bryzzo, and Eating Hats by David Temple, Rian Watt and Zack Moser
8 Players Prefer Presentation: Would You Like to Play a Game of Telephone? by Meg Rowley
0 BP Announcements: Sam Miller on Hang Up and Listen (podcast) by Baseball Prospectus and Sam Miller
0 BP Announcements: Sahadev Sharma on TV this Friday by Baseball Prospectus
1 The BP Wayback Machine: Goodbye, Dan Haren by Baseball Prospectus
5 Playoff Prospectus: The Cubs Have A Running Problem: NLCS Game 3 by Sahadev Sharma
6 Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 2 Preview and PECOTA Odds by Rian Watt
6 Playoff Prospectus: Party Time in Wrigleyville: NLDS Game 4 by Sahadev Sharma
3 Playoff Prospectus: Homers, Homers, Homers, Homers: NLDS Game 3 by Mike Gianella
0 Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 4 Previews by Rian Watt and Chris Mosch
0 Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 3 Previews by Chris Mosch and Sahadev Sharma
2 Playoff Prospectus: The Cubs Do Simple Better: NLDS Game 2 by Rian Watt
0 Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 2 Previews by Mike Gianella and Jeffrey Paternostro
0 Playoff Prospectus: Missed Opportunities Haunt Cubs: NLDS Game 1 by Sahadev Sharma
2 The BP Wayback Machine: A Tip of the Cap to Aramis by Baseball Prospectus
0 Transaction Analysis: Texas Closes the Deal on Garza by Jason Parks and Jason Cole
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 239: Carlos Gomez and the NL MVP Race/The Cubs and Trading Recently Signed Free Agents by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
4 Transaction Analysis: Of Baltimore and Bonus Slots by Sam Miller
12 Transaction Analysis: The Cubs Keep Rizzo by Ben Lindbergh
8 Manufactured Runs: The King in Cubbie Blue by Colin Wyers
8 Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Maybe-Next-Years by Bradford Doolittle and Harry Pavlidis
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 151: 2013 Season Preview Series: Chicago Cubs by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett
1 BP Announcements: Chicago Cubs Seek Director of Research & Development by Joe Hamrahi
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 107: Edwin Jackson, the Cubs, and Qualifying Offers by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
5 Baseball ProGUESTus: How Alfonso Soriano Got His Groove Back by Sahadev Sharma
42 Prospect Debate: Who is the Cubs' Top Prospect? by BP Prospect Staff
8 Transaction Analysis: What We Would Have Said About the Dan Haren Deal That Didn't Happen by Colin Wyers
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 43: The Under-the-Radar Reds/Was Anthony Rizzo's Scouting Report Wrong? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 Sobsequy: Compensation: A Dialogue Between Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington by Adam Sobsey
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 25: The Secretly Successful White Sox System?/Starlin Castro's Makeup Concerns by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
8 Baseball ProGUESTus: Is Starlin Castro the Key to the Cubs' Rebuilding? by Sahadev Sharma
15 Inside The Park: Why Can't We Just Leave Rizzo Alone? by Bradford Doolittle
5 BP Unfiltered: A More Honest Response to Trade Rumors by Colin Wyers
32 Inside The Park: Farewell to a Phenom by Bradford Doolittle
3 The BP Wayback Machine: Neighborly Baseball by Nate Silver
0 Analyze This: Testing Delete by Rob McQuown
25 The BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of Leo by Steven Goldman
4 Transaction Analysis: Quade-ing Through the Wreckage by R.J. Anderson
13 Transaction Analysis: One Curse Down, One to Go by Ben Lindbergh
7 The BP Wayback Machine: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the Cubs by Steven Goldman
73 Future Shock: The Epstein Holdup by Kevin Goldstein
9 Manufactured Runs: Curse to Curse by Colin Wyers
18 Kiss'Em Goodbye: Chicago Cubs by Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider
23 Manufactured Runs: Multifold Changes by Colin Wyers
7 Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Recounting Cubs Contracts by Larry Granillo
4 Transaction Analysis: Heroes Take a Fall by Ben Lindbergh
42 Pre-Season Predictions by Baseball Prospectus
19 Prospectus Hit and Run: Are the Cubs a Sleeper Team? by Jay Jaffe
22 The BP Broadside: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the Cubs by Steven Goldman
Zack uses the Cubs as an example of how it isn't always getting better, Nathan uses Jean Segura for a hint that it is, while Martin discovers the origins of modern hitting philosophy.
David congraulates Birthday Boy Bartolo Colon on a job reasonably well done, Rian breaks down the Bryzzo Souvenir commercials, and Zack... well, it says it right there in the title.
January 22, 2017 12:02 am
What would managers and catchers chat about if they had NFL-style headsets?
Last week, it was
reported by Teddy Cahill at Baseball America that the American Baseball Coaches Association’s committee on pace of play was considering putting a digital headset in catchers’ helmets, similar to those used by NFL quarterbacks, so coaches could more quickly relay play calls in-game.
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December 15, 2015 9:50 am
Sam Miller utters many insightful and brilliant words about baseball. Sam starts at the 25:17 mark. Read the full article...
December 3, 2015 10:47 am
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! Read the full article... 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 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 Dan Haren trade to one of the most underappreciated starters in baseball. Mark Mulder Read the full article...
With their backs against the wall, will the Cubs find a way to stop the Mets--the Mets!--from stealing wild on them? 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
. 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. Jake Arrieta Read the full article...
October 14, 2015 12:59 am
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.
Read the full article... 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
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 Michael Wacha on the mound. Jake Arrieta Read the full article...
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October 13, 2015 3:00 am
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
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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