Chicago Cubs’ Edwin Jackson Isn’t Fooling Anyone

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Entering Tuesday’s start against the Chicago White Sox, a lot of  Edwin Jackson‘s numbers stand out. Naturally, to the untrained eye, a 5.24 ERA is the first red flag. But since ERA is a completely imperfect measurement of a pitcher, there […]

Chicago Cubs: Midnight coming for Cinderella Pitcher Jason Hammel

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Jason Hammel is off to a fairytale start to 2014, but the clock is ticking toward midnight for the Chicago Cubs‘ Cinderella pitcher. This probably isn’t news to anyone around baseball. Hammel has pitched great in six starts, but has a […]

Philadelphia Phillies’ Cliff Lee Is Getting Better With Age

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Don’t let age fool you; Cliff Lee is still an ace and one of baseball’s best. Since 2008, Lee is tops among all pitchers in FIP-based WAR, edging Justin Verlander and holding a wide margin on third place Felix Hernandez. […]

2014 Season at a Glance: Cleveland Indians

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With Spring Training right around the corner, what better time to start looking at all 30 MLB teams for the upcoming 2014 season? This will go alphabetically through the teams over the next 10 days before wrapping up with my final […]

2014 Season at a Glance: Cincinnati Reds

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With Spring Training right around the corner, what better time to start looking at all 30 MLB teams for the upcoming 2014 season? This will go alphabetically through the teams over the next 10 days before wrapping up with my final […]

2014 Season At A Glance: Chicago White Sox

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With Spring Training right around the corner, what better time to start looking at all 30 MLB teams for the upcoming 2014 season? This will go alphabetically through the teams over the next 10 days before wrapping up with my final […]

Chicago Cubs Spring Training Profile: Anthony Rizzo

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After bursting onto the scene in 2012, Anthony Rizzo’s 2013 campaign defined the sophomore slump. By pure comparison of traditional numbers, his season wasn’t far off from his rookie season. His overall WAR value only dropped from 1.7 to 1.6, […]

Albert Pujols Dropping Suit a Disappointing Twist for MLB

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A victory for Albert Pujols today was a loss for Major League Baseball’s quest to understand PED use. Pujols dropped a defamation lawsuit against former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Jack Clark, who told a St. Louis radio station last summer […]

Could Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Abandon the Chicago Cubs?

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Another quiet and frankly lackluster offseason is serving their fans as a sobering reminder: The Chicago Cubs will be in the hunt for last place again in 2014. Potentially more disturbing for the Cubs is where the rebuilding process stands […]

2014 Season At A Glance: Chicago Cubs

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With Spring Training right around the corner, what better time to start looking at all 30 MLB teams for the upcoming 2014 season? This will go alphabetically through the teams over the next 10 days before wrapping with my final […]

Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts Lead Boston Red Sox’ Repeat Efforts in 2014

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With Spring Training right around the corner, what better time to start looking at all 30 MLB teams for the upcoming 2014 season? This will go alphabetically through the teams over the next 10 days before wrapping up with my […]

Manny Machado Key to Baltimore Orioles Succeeding in 2014

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With Spring Training right around the corner, what better time to start looking at all 30 MLB teams for the upcoming 2014 season? This will go alphabetically through the teams over the next 10 days before wrapping up with my […]