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  • Position analysis: Barney's play par for course

    Position analysis: Barney's play par for course
    After a promising rookie season, Darwin Barney really established himself as an everyday second baseman in 2012, tying the major league single season record for consecutive errorless games at his position and putting himself in consideration for a...
  • Matt Wieters and Orioles shut out of 'Fielding Bible' awards

    Matt Wieters and Orioles shut out of 'Fielding Bible' awards
    The Fielding Bible Award selections, which will be featured in the Annual Bill James Handbook, were announced today, and Orioles catcher Matt Wieters did not repeat as a winner. The awards, which go to the best defensive player at each position, no...
  • Cubs tradition: Throwing out ceremonial first discussion of fans' patience

    Cubs tradition: Throwing out ceremonial first discussion of fans' patience
    If you believe the 2013 Cubs were built to stink -- spoiler alert: they were -- then you had to like Edwin Jackson’s miserable start in Monday’s home opener and Starlin Castro’s aggravating last out that was a wind shift from turning...
  • Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better

    Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step. Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...
  • Cubs acquire RF David DeJesus

     
    Does this sound familiar?:  “I don’t see the Cubs addressing right field as a priority and they will likely see what Colvin is made of when given a full season to work with.  Expect Colvin to get most of the work in right in 2012.”  If...
  • Taking swings at the Cubs' opener

    Taking swings at the Cubs' opener
    Wait, aren’t Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol supposed to be the proven guys in the Cubs bullpen? The Cubs seem as capable of running themselves out of games as pitching themselves out of them. I thought this was a new season. It might’ve only...
  • Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs

    Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs
    En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well. Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
  • Cubs have options among 2012 free agents

     
    We’re on to Phase 3 of the offseason to-do list and it involves acquiring new players and the consideration of moving Starlin Castro to a new position.  Julie Dicaro at A League of Her Own made my job a bit easier by already compiling a list of...
  • 2011 Chicago Cubs final grades

     
    Back in July, I posted my mid-season grades for the Cubs.  Now is the time for the final grades for the 2011 Chicago Cubs.   THE GOOD   Carlos Pena – The guy at first base finished with 28 HRs and 80 RBIs with a .225 batting average.  Back in July...
  • Rookie of the year voters mostly bypass Kenley Jansen, Javy Guerra

     
    Dodgers rookie stars Kenley Jansen and Javy Guerra were barely afterthoughts in the National League Rookie of the Year voting released Monday....
  • Injury plagued season smells of 2004

     
    It feels like more than half of this 2011 Chicago Cubs team has been injured now that Kerry Wood is the latest addition to the Cubs' revolving door that is the Disabled List.   Retroactive to June 9, Kid K will be placed on the DL because of, get ready...