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October 2016

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The Cubs Biggest Playoff Opponent – The Format

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As a man who wrote an entire book describing “rational” reasons for the Cubs’108 year drought…I hope this does not come off as an excuse. The 2016 Cubs are clearly the best team in baseball…and that is not a subjective opinion. Whether one uses record, WAR, defensive metrics, pitching statistics, on-base percentage, the gaudy run differential…there really is no doubt. The Cubs are so good…that I would be willing to guarantee a title…if they didn’t have to play a five game series.

Friday

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July 2016

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One More With Velo (is all I am asking for)

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How many clichés have you heard regarding pitching in baseball? You can never have enough, TINSTAAP, pitching and defense wins championships… …none of them are wrong.  However, I do take umbrage when pundits make this statement; “velocity doesn’t matter”. It does. Of course things like secondary pitches, command, deception, movement, are all very important…and I would admit that velocity is not as important for starting pitchers.  Yet, if I am building a bullpen I want as many guys as possible who throw 95mph plus. Duh! (Your response right now)…everyone does! Every freaking team in baseball does! Especially since most teams […]

Friday

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June 2016

16

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Why Cubs Fans Need to Stop, Pause, and Enjoy

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I wrote on this blog earlier in the season about enjoying the ride, and not necessarily making this a World Champs or bust season. With this amazing start…of course we will be disappointed if they don’t win it all…but I still think it’s important to stop…pause…and enjoy the season.

Thursday

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April 2016

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Thursday

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December 2015

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