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Monthly Archive: July 2016

Friday

29

July 2016

35

COMMENTS

Organizational Recap – Not in OUR House

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Wow. I really didn’t think we’d win that game. When I peeked at my phone during dinner and saw it was 1 – 0 in the top of the first, and knowing we were facing Chris Sale…I thought “uh-oh, it’s going to be a long night.”

Thursday

28

July 2016

67

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Root for the Team, Not the Player

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Much has been made about the Cubs’ acquisition of Aroldis Chapman. Did the Cubs overpay? Will Chapman sign an extension? How do I root for someone with a history of domestic violence? Elijah Knepper is here to tell you that you don’t have to.

Wednesday

27

July 2016

68

COMMENTS

Tuesday

26

July 2016

39

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Free Agency

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Picking up where we left off last week after our discussion of the reserve clause, today’s Quickie will discuss the rules for free agency in the major leagues.

Tuesday

26

July 2016

95

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Organizational Recap: Bring on Chapman

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Yesterday I mentioned that because I didn’t know the details of the trade, I couldn’t give my opinion on if I liked it or not. Now we know that it was Aroldis Chapman going to the Cubs for Gleyber Torres, Billy McKinney, Adam Warren, and Rashad Crawford. I saw a lot of buzz on Twitter yesterday when the news came out that it was a 4 for 1 deal that the Cubs overpaid, but let’s break it down for a minute.