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New York, New York: The Big Apple Needs A Big SS Name Castro


Recent reports out of the East Village shows interest in 24-yr. old SS Starlin Castro, the 3-time All Star, 3-4WAR player of the Cubs in his good seasons. According to John Harper, NY Daily News: “Neither team is going anywhere … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects: Samardzija’s Value v. Target Teams


Last post, I discussed that Samardzija is a solid #2 starter based on peripherals and expected WAR. His value is about 10 WAR for two seasons – this accounted by the surplus value of his contract as an arb player … Continue reading

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The Minor Model and the Chicago Cubs: It Still All Comes Down Money, Honey


The Present and Past: The Minor Model to World Series Success The model Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have sold the last two seasons to the faithful Cubs fan is one of small and varied investments and flipping short-term assets … Continue reading

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