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Cubbies Crib Oct 7, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Craig Kimbrel could decide the bullpen’s fate in 2020

First impressions aren’t always accurate. At least, Chicago Cubs fans hope that’s the case – after Craig Kimbrel struggled a great deal in his first year. I was absolutely elated when Craig Kimbrel made his Chicago Cubs debut against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field. Sitting on a rooftop across the street at a work […] Chicago Cubs: Craig Kimbrel could decide the bullpen’s fate in 2020 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 2, 2019
The Cubs did one thing very poorly in 2019. Fix it and they’ll likely contend in 2020

The Cubs did one thing very poorly in 2019. Fix it and they’ll likely contend in 2020

Craig Kimbrel is not the only culprit, but he’s a big part of it | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ I’m pretty sure you can guess the biggest factors. The St. Louis Cardinals won 91 games in 2019. They underperformed their run differential slightly; by the Pythagorean method their 764 runs scored and 662 runs allowed should have produced a 92-70 record. The Milwaukee Brewers won 89 games in 2019. They overperformed their run differential significantly; by the Pythagorean method their 769 runs scored and 766 allowed would have produced, basically, a .500 team at 81-81. (In fact, going by run...
Cubbies Crib Sep 29, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Craig Kimbrel should not be judged by poor 2019

Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel would undoubtedly like to forget that the 2019 season ever happened given his rocky performance. After a free agent period where he held out for a $100 million contract and watched his market value plummet, Craig Kimbrel finally inked a three-year, $43 million deal with the Chicago Cubs after the […] Chicago Cubs: Craig Kimbrel should not be judged by poor 2019 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Sep 29, 2019
What the Yankees can learn from the Red Sox and Indians

What the Yankees can learn from the Red Sox and Indians

Photo by Dan Istitene/ To say both teams massively underperformed expectations would be an understatement The Yankees’ front office received a lot of heat for its refusal to go after big-name players last winter. With the exception of whiffing on Patrick Corbin, their strategy of prioritizing depth has worked out in their favor. The same, however, cannot be said for two of their expected AL rivals: the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. Fresh off a World Series victory and with a bloated payroll, Boston largely did not engage with the free agent market, allowing Craig Kimbrel, Joe...

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