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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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Mom, Baseball, and Apple Pie: A Life Story


My mother passed away 3 years ago today. She was everything moms are, and to me, much more. Mom gave her time and energies to many worthy causes, just not usually the named ones, or the visible, or noteable problems … Continue reading

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A Cubs Quandary: Parting Ways With Talent, part 1


  The current Cubs season does not seem headed for any playoffs despite receiving standout performances again from a couple of starting pitchers. The oft mentioned for trade, Jeff Samardzija, is pitching as the ace (20th in fWAR, xFIP 3.27), finally, dreamt … Continue reading

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Cubs Mike Olt: Is he Mark Reynolds Jr. with a Better Glove? Or someone else?


Comparisons. Everyone makes them to distill down an idea or a thought or a person, God forbid (stereotypes), to its simplest form or characteristic. We (humans) do this to survive. Else, sensory overload, the mainframe (our minds) would get bogged … Continue reading

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Patterns: History Repeats? Power Surge then Decline, Gotta Be That Baseball Thingy


I like patterns. Or rather, I like trying to identify a pattern or repeated trend. People do this stuff for a living- and get paid a lot to notice such trends and patterns. They use to trade in real-time. Now, … Continue reading

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Farm System Rank: 2-3 Years Before It Takes A Slight Effect


On Bleacher Nation yesterday, a conversation was had that gets started over an over about how much MLB Farm System rankings matter, particularly Baseball America, one of many that do a pre-season estimation of what a franchise has percolating in … Continue reading

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