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Monthly Archive: April 2006

Friday

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April 2006

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Regression to the mean

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The Cubs stand at 13-8, which made me wonder if they were playing over their heads. Perhaps it was just a small sample size blowing a good stretch out of proportion? I’m going to look player-to-player with the assumption that the overwhelming majority of the time, bad starts or good starts will go back toward the kind of season we can expect from that player. Hopefully this approach will tell us what we might expect the rest of the way. Catching Michael Barrett At .313 OBP/.550 SLG, Barret’s playing somewhere near his actual value (.335/.450). This one’s a draw. Henry […]

Friday

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April 2006

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Editor’s Note

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No Game Preview today because I am swamped with work before going to the beach this weekend. If I get time before the game, I’ll replace this with something meaningful. Greg Maddux vs. David Bush Over / Under Per a request from my good friend Rob, the over under today is set at 2.5 earned runs given up today by the Professor.

Thursday

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April 2006

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The Follies of Being Young

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Delmon Young, that is. Can you say “Bad career move?” I know he can. Nice pic, Delmon. Nice smile. Hope to see it again, soon. From the Associated Press. Durham Bulls outfielder and top overall 2003 draft choice Delmon Young threw a bat into the chest of the home plate umpire after being called out on strikes in the first inning of Wednesday night’s game at Pawtucket. Young took a third strike on a 1-and-2 pitch. When Young delayed leaving the batter’s box, the umpire ejected him. Young then flipped his bat underhand. It sailed end over end and hit […]

Wednesday

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April 2006

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Game 20 – Two outta Three ain’t bad

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BOX SCORE – When you think about the fact that the Cubs were throwing two guys will next to no big league experience in this series, winning two out of three games is a great way to go. The bummer is that today’s game was definitely a game we could have won. Angel Guzman, who made his major league debut in this one, pitched pretty well considering the nerves were probably getting to him. If he was just a regular prospect, there wouldn’t be as much riding on the start, but because he was supposed to be a savior in […]

Wednesday

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April 2006

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Game 20 Preview: Bring on the Sweep!!!

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Starting Pitchers     Record ERA WHIP Last Start Compare Guzman ML Debut 0.00 0.00 N/A N/A Olsen 1-1 1.50 1.67 W Splits Game Information Game Time Television 2006 Cubs 2006 Marlins Series 2:20 EDT WGN 12-7 5-13 Cubs 2-0 Scouting Report on Scott Olsen A graduate of Crystal Lake South High School in Illinois, Olsen grew up a big Cubs’ fan. Even when he was in the Marlins’ Minor League system in 2003, the left-hander was standing outside Wrigley Field when the Marlins beat the Cubs in Game 6 of the NLCS. Now, Olsen is in line to pitch […]