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What’s the Best Path for the Redbirds?

This piece was co-written by Wrigleyville’s Isaac Bennett and Tommy Meyers. The Cardinals’ recent signing of Brett Cecil for four years and $30.5 million led to some disparate reactions between BP-Wrigleyville writers. It wasn’t Cecil himself that sparked controversy, nor the details of the contract—which was the kind of deal early in the offseason that’s […]

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Playoff Prospectus: The Highlight Reel: World Series Game 7

This piece, written by Baseball Prospectus’s Ashley Varela, forms part of the main site’s comprehensive coverage of the postseason, “Playoff Prospectus”. One hundred and eight years after the Cubs last held the title of World Champions, 212 days after the first pitch of the 2016 season, and 26 days after the Cubs took the postseason […]

MLB: World Series-Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians

Playoff Prospectus: Assessing the Managers’ Moves in Game 7

This piece, written by Baseball Prospectus’s Matthew Trueblood, forms part of the main site’s comprehensive coverage of the postseason, “Playoff Prospectus”. There’s real freedom in a Game 7. A manager has just one imperative: win this game. Even in a Game 6, a skipper will draw criticism (and perhaps do genuine damage) if he makes […]

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Playoff Prospectus: After 108 Years, Cubs Win the Marathon and the Sprint

This piece, written by Baseball Prospectus’s Editor-in-Chief Aaron Gleeman, forms part of the main site’s comprehensive coverage of the postseason, “Playoff Prospectus”. Baseball’s regular season is often described as a marathon. Six months of nearly uninterrupted, daily competition during which a single win or loss–or even a few of them consecutively–barely registers as noteworthy within […]

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 7 Preview

This piece, written by Baseball Prospectus’s Bryan Grosnick, forms part of the main site’s comprehensive coverage of the postseason, “Playoff Prospectus”. Everything ends. Tonight, not only does the 2016 baseball season come to its long-awaited conclusion, but one team will end a championship drought spanning a period of time best served by using the term […]

MLB: World Series-Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 6 Preview

This piece, written by Baseball Prospectus’s Editor-in-Chief Aaron Gleeman, forms part of the main site’s comprehensive coverage of the postseason, “Playoff Prospectus”. November baseball! We all know what’s at stake here. By the end of the night either Cleveland will be celebrating their first championship in 68 years or everyone in the city will be re-thinking how […]