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2012 was pretty painful to live through as a Cubs fan, and even more so as a Cubs blogger who felt obligated to pay even more attention than is normally considered safe for human beings in an effort to bring you our non-classy, confidence-lacking, reundiscreditationalness that you all expect from us. So we're going to make you re-live the pain all over again. You're welcome, jabronis.
January 1 – The first full Year of Theo begins with rumors of Matt Garza getting traded to virtually every major league team that exists, the Cubs covertly pursuing Prince Fielder, and Cubs fans everywhere trying to learn how to pronounce "Yoenis Cespedes" just in case.
January 3 – Theo continues the annual Cubs tradition of signing Reed Johnson. It was immediately hailed as a "smart value signing" and we all count our blessings that the Cubs will no longer pander to the meatball fans.
January 4 – Carlos Zambrano is traded to the Miami Marlins for Chris Volstad. One of the b...
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The Chicago Cubs have signed lefty-reliever Hisanori Takahashi to a minor-league deal which includes an invite to Spring Training, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Takahashi finished up last season with the Pirates after they claimed him off waivers from the Angels.
Overall last season, Takahashi went 0-3 with a 5.54 ERA with a 9.3 K/9, the best k-rate of his career.
For each pitcher from 1993-2011 with at least 5,000 Batters Faced, I've added up the average growth in run expectancy per NIBB. The average increase in RE for an NIBB over that period was .323 runs, which jives with Tango's findings here. There were 175 pitchers in the sample, with a standard deviation of .013.
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Hey there, New Guy again, Rice and I had a very baseball nerdy conversation on Christmas night and we’d like to share it with you on “back to work day.” Full transcript is here, I’m going to pull the good stuff and add my own thoughts.
do you think that if the Cubs had gotten Anibal Sanchez that they would’ve signed Edwin Jackson as well?
Mauricio Rubio Jr....