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The Cubs Are Gonna Be Alright: Reasons for Optimism

Last night’s result notwithstanding, The Cubs have stumbled a bit out of the All-Star break, going 13-11 against, overall, some pretty weak competition. This stretch of games has felt particularly concerning because it has fallen outside of the usual second half pattern of dominance the Cubs have established since Joe Maddon took over in 2015. It […]

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Game 11 Recap: Cubs 13, Pirates 5

Fresh off hitting two home runs in yesterday afternoon’s home opener, Javier Baez took to Twitter to keep the good news going. He announced his engagement to his now-fiance, Irmarie Márquez, who is currently pregnant with the couple’s’ first child. On the field tonight Baez made sure the good times kept coming by hitting another […]

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Quantifying the Cubs’ Quest to Control the Strike Zone

The ultimate match-up in baseball is the confrontation between the pitcher and the batter. And more than anywhere else, that battle is waged in and around the corners of the strike zone. Mindful of this, Cubs President Theo Epstein has preached that his team must “control the strike zone” in order to be successful ever […]

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Who Is Best Suited To Set The Cubs’ Table In 2018?

As we sit in the doldrums of winter, awaiting any sort of news surrounding potential additions to the North Side of Chicago, there’s still plenty to be discussed surrounding the team as currently constructed. And with some of the buzz around such hypothetical additions relating to the number one spot in the batting order, the […]

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And the Winner Is: A Look at the NL MVP Race

The 2017 season has come to an end this weekend which means the postseason and season awards are right around the corner. The Most Valuable Player awards are always a fun and thought-provoking debate, and this year’s will be no different. While the American League has three or four legitimate candidates (Altuve, Judge, Kluber, Trout), the […]