Playoff Prospectus: The Lions In Winter—NLCS Game 4

This piece is a preview of a larger recap of the game, by BP’s Jeffrey Paternostro, which first appeared on the Baseball Prospectus main site as part of their “Playoff Prospectus” series. Sadly, it will be the last of its kind involving the Cubs in 2015. We hope you enjoy. Or, at least, don’t cry. Every […]

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That Wasn’t the Measure of the Experience—Game 171 Recap: Mets 8 Cubs 3

There’s a scene in an episode of The West Wing, from Season Four. A good friend of President Bartlet’s administration, Karen Kroft, recently lost a heartbreakingly close election to keep her seat in Congress, and Communications Director Toby Ziegler is trying (more or less) to apologize for that. He’s trying to convince her that her ouster was the […]

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Playoff Prospectus: The Cubs Have a Running Problem — NLCS Game Three

This piece, by BP Wrigleyville’s Editor-in-Chief Sahadev Sharma, first appeared at the Baseball Prospectus main site and is available free for all to enjoy. We’ve posted a sneak preview here. The Cubs bullpen, which has been stout this postseason, gave up three runs. The offense, a group that carried them in the second half, was once […]

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NLCS Game Three Recap: Slipping Away

All year long, Cubs’ leadership has preached a simple mantra to their young players: “Do simple better.” That mantra won the Northsiders the NLDS in Game Two’s critical second inning. It kept them close in the first two games of this long-awaited NLCS. And it led to countless moments in which the team was able to take advantage of more careless opponents and […]