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Lineup optimization is an important, and unique, part of baseball because it allows a manager to potentially add extra runs, at no cost to the team. Most personal moves in baseball come with costs. Trades cost players, free agents cost money, and in-game substitutions cost the further use of the substituted player. Lineup construction, however, comes […]
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Chris Pope

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This is not news…nothing really exciting is going on yet. But since we’re all starving for baseball and I am limited right now as to much as how much I can type (In case you missed it on Twitter, I went to the ER yesterday to get stitches after gashing my hand on a piece... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/cubs-den/2016/02/a-first-glimpse-of-spring-photo-gallery-of-cf-practice/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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I trust that most of us here are familiar with the PECOTA projections that Baseball Prospectus puts out each year, as well as roughly how they are put together. Those, along with the Steamer projections and the ZiPS projections, help give baseball fans a sense of what they might expect from the upcoming season. Or... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/cubs-den/2016/02/the-2016-cubs-offense-according-to-pecota/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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The Chicago Cubs quietly released their 2016 regular season broadcast schedule. Not much has changed since last season but there were a few surprises. The Chicago Cubs broadcast schedule came out a little earlier than normal this year and also without much press so far. The TV networks remain unchanged with CSN getting 85 games, […]
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One of the top 31 prospects in the Cubs’ system, according to Baseball America, is RHP David Berg. The Cubs selected Berg in the sixth round of last June’s Draft. Berg turns 23 in late March (March 28). Berg started his pro career with Short-Season Eugene. After two appearances, posting a 1-0 record and picking …
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Cubs agree to terms with Jake Arrieta
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There wasn’t a whole lot of suspense here in that Jake Arrieta is cost-controlled for the next two years, but it still feels good to see the

Rumor Thread: Cubs Lineup Options, Gammons on Cubs Trade Talks, Dodgers-...
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If anyone needs me tonight, I will be watching Star Wars in 3-D and letting my inner dork have a night out. Cubs and Ex-Cubs According to Pe

Cubs sign lottery ticket RP Acevedo and claim LHP Leathersich as roster ...
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Update 3:00 PM: The Cubs acquired another intriguing arm in LHP John Leathersich. They claimed the Mets farmhand off of waivers. Leathersich

Around the League: Mr. USA Albert Almora, Cubs Have Trade Value, What's ...
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As the struggles continue to mount for Albert Almora in his second trip through AA, the focus is on what he doesn’t do: walk, strikeout, tak

Catching Up With Cubs Broadcaster Jim Deshaies
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Now in his third year as Chicago Cubs color man, Jim Deshaies has had a front row in witnessing the rebuilding process of the Chicago Cubs.

Lola the cat survives migrant crossing to Italy
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A cat which accompanied her owner across the desert from Sudan to Libya and then on a migrant boat to Italy has been taken into quarantine o

Lineup Notes: Soler moves up to the cleanup spot; Castro slides down to ...
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I was at Sloan Park today so I’ll give you some brief notes on that first and then we’ll do a very brief preview… Pierce Johnson was on the

Cubs Lineup Notes: Harvey provides tough test, no promotion for Wada, a ...
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Okay…back to baseball on the field… The young Cubs hitters will face one of their toughest challenges yet. Matt Harvey throws hard and he th

Dingers!--Mets 3 Cubs 4
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The Cubs got on the board early with a Dexter Fowler walk to lead off the first inning. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo proceeded to do someth

Back to the Medicine Cabinet; Cubs 7, Brewers 6
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For a while, it looked like perhaps the Cubs were going to put tonight’s game away easily. They had leads of 3 at multiple points in the bal

Around the League: Ferrell's Kind of a Big Deal, Castillo Market, Angry ...
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Obviously Will Ferrell going around the Cactus League was the biggest story of the week. From his helicopter commute between parks to the on

Keith Law releases his Cubs Top 10 prospects list
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We’ll have our own minor league preview later today as we’ll look more closely at Myrtle Beach, but in the meantime we have Keith Law’s Top

MLBTR makes Free Agent Predictions -- and they have the Cubs cleaning up
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I don’t know how much stock to put into free agency predictions. There are so many variables with 30 different teams and there is a lot of d

Cubs Fire Rick Renteria as Manager
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Rumored to be pursuing Joe Maddon as their new manager, the Chicago Cubs announced Friday that they had made the decision to fire Rick Rente

Agent Says Chicago Marathon Champion Rita Jeptoo Fails Doping Test
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Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo failed a doping test in September, the Kenyan runner's agent said Friday.

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LINCOLN, Neb — A pair of Germans forced to land a gas air balloon in a Nebraska soybean field because of bad weather have learned why Nebras

Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich—Then Vegas Made Them Pay ...
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Michael Friberg John Kane was on a hell of a winning streak. On July 3, 2009, he walked alone into the high-limit room at the Silverton Casi

The Time Value of Players
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On January 8, 2011, the Cubs traded Hak-Ju Lee, Sam Fuld, Robinson Chirinos, Chris Archer, and Brandon Guyer to the Tampa Bay Rays for Matt

Paprika-Spiced Pork-and-Sauerkraut Stew Recipe - Jeremy Nolen | Food &am...
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Overnight marinating and slow cooking give this goulash deeply savory, complex flavors. Philadelphia chef Jeremy Nolen reserves half of the

Cubs claim LH reliever Joe Ortiz off waivers
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You don’t see a lot of 5’7″ players around baseball. You see even less pitchers at that height, but 24 year old lefty Joe Ortiz has beat the