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Player Profile 2019: Jason Heyward

Position: Right fielder par excellence 2018 Stats: .270/.335/.395, 97 DRC+, 8.8 FRAA, 3.0 BRR, 2.6 WARP Year in Review: On June 6 of this past season with the Cubs trailing the Phillies 5-3 and with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Jason Heyward stepped to the plate with the bases loaded. In the previous […]

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2019 Player Target: Ian Kinsler

Ian Kinsler is coming off of winning a World Series with the Boston Red Sox. He’s also near the end of a borderline Hall of Fame career. Is the 36-year-old worth a roster spot on the Chicago Cubs? Position: Second Base 2018 Stats (two teams): 99 DRC+ Los Angeles Angels: .239/.304/.406, -0.9 BRR, 3.9 FRAA, 1.2 WARP Boston […]

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Drill Instructors, Whammy Men, and Senseis: A Brief History of Cubs Gimmick Fails

Once Joe Maddon takes his perch at the edge of the dugout on Opening Day 2019, he will become the first Cubs skipper to manage five consecutive years with the team since Jim Riggleman (1995-99). That fact is at once astonishing for what it reveals about the franchise’s ineptitude and yet not surprising at all […]