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Monthly Archive: January 2014

Friday

31

January 2014

27

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Super Bowl Predictor System

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After correctly predicting the Super Bowl winner 90 percent of the time over a 20-year period, the Super Bowl Predictor System is ready for mothballs. Why is that? Let’s talk about it.

Thursday

30

January 2014

65

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For The Love Of The… Game?

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Baseball is a wonderful sport and I know that everyone who reads this blog agrees on that (well, maybe it’s questionable whether a few of you like anything, but I digress). This offseason has been long and unforgiving, and depending on your involvement in the happenings (or non-happenings) of the Theo and Jed regime, you have probably experienced a lot of angst as well. The idea of feeling angst about baseball in the offseason is something that is relatively new to me. You see, before sabermetrics were the trend, before prospects were analyzed to death, and before the rooftops had […]

Wednesday

29

January 2014

52

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It's A Long 162 Games…..

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For many of you the mere thought of a new season is enough to tickle the senses, but what do you do to get through 162 games of a losing season? Do you have special rituals? Do you turn to another team? How do you survive the rebuild?

Tuesday

28

January 2014

13

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The Fallen: Former Highly Ranked Prospects, Arodys Vizcaino Edition

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When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer joined the Cubs’ front office, the plan clearly involved trading veterans for prospects. The first big time prospect the Cubs received in return for a veteran was Arodys Vizcaino. Vizcaino has not pitched yet for the Cubs due to injury, but should return to action this season. What can be expected of the talented, although fragile, right hander?

Friday

24

January 2014

131

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