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Gonfalon Cubs: 4-2, 5QS
After yesterday’s win, the Cubs are 4-2 after the break and saw their starters give them Quality Starts in 5 of those games with the 6th being Lackey’s 8IP, 4ER start. The last Quality Start before the break was June 30th, meaning we had 10 straight games where the starter failed to qualify for a Quality Start (the Cubs went 2-8 over that stretch). Whatever the Cubs did to get them back on track seems to be working.
Bryant and Rizzo are the top two in the NL in WAR among position players. ...Read More...
15 comment(s)Posted: July 21, 2016 at 10:25 AM |
Sox Therapy: How Good Does Pomeranz Need To Be?
Boston is 1.5 back of the division lead, 2 up (3 in the loss column) on Toronto. They’ve added Drew Pomeranz for the stretch run. How good does he need to be for them to take the division?
I’m going to look at this somewhat simply because I’m crunched for time.
23 comment(s)Posted: July 19, 2016 at 03:23 PM |
Sox Therapy: Why I Love The Pomeranz Trade/Why I Hate The Pomeranz Trade
Why I love acquiring Drew Pomeranz for Anderson Espinoza;
We overvalue prospects - By the time Jake Peavy’s first start with the Red Sox was over he had more wins than Frankie Montas (who I adored) has had in three years since. Prospects give a team value not only by becoming stars but by allowing you to trade for players. I’d rather not have dealt Espinoza but I don’t mind the Sox dealing one of those big four prospects.
Drew Pomeranz is pretty good - Like Espinoza Pomeranz was once a ...Read More...
16 comment(s)Posted: July 14, 2016 at 08:15 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1994 Results
Congratulations to Greg Maddux on winning his first MMP award in one of our closest elections.
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Greg Maddux 144 10 7 Jeff Bagwell 142 10 2 Frank Thomas 123 10 1 Barry Bonds 108 10 0 Albert Belle 103 10 0 Kenny Lofton 94 10 0 Ken Griffey Jr 90 10 0 David Cone 64 9 0 Paul O'Neill 49 8 0 Craig Biggio 45 7 0 Roger Clemens 36 6 0 Fred McGriff 35 6 0 Moises Alou 32 7 0 Bret Saberhagen 24 4 0 Mike Mussina 19 5 0 Randy Johnson 18 3 0 Kevin Mitchell 15 3 0 Tony ...Read More...
8 comment(s)Posted: July 13, 2016 at 03:58 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Another Direction with Andere Richtingen
This post comes from another long time poster, Andere Richtingen, who can’t seem to locate his keys to the blog.
The Cubs hit a bit of a rough spot the last three weeks, going 6-15. On June 19th, the team hit its apex so far for the season, completing a three-game sweep of the Pirates at Wrigley. They led the division by 12.5 games, an achievement the team hadn’t made since 1929, and had a record of 47-20. That sweep completed a 15-6 stretch, after which things fell apart. Really fell ...Read More...
19 comment(s)Posted: July 13, 2016 at 11:08 AM |
Sox Therapy: A Little Bit of Fun
I know Nasty Nate would never forgive me if I didn’t hand out some fake awards. That guy is all about the awards!
Cy Young – Steven Wright – Honestly I think you can ...Read More...
5 comment(s)Posted: July 11, 2016 at 02:32 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1995 Discussion
The World Series returns and the Braves defeat the Indians. Vote for 14 this year.
Player SH WS BBR WAR Barry Bonds 34.1 7.5 Mike Piazza 26.6 6.2 Tim Salmon 28.9 6.6 John Valentin 26.8 8.3 Jim Thome 26.4 5.9 Barry Larkin 28.0 5.9 Mark McGwire 22.9 5.5 Craig Biggio 30.0 6.3 Frank Thomas 27.7 5.3 Albert Belle 33.2 6.9 Edgar Martinez 31.1 7.0 Reggie Sanders 26.1 6.6 Jim Edmonds 21.9 5.6 Matt Williams 19.6 4.6 Chuck Knoblauch 25.8 6.7 Raul Mondesi 21.6 4.8 Robin ...Read More...
31 comment(s)Posted: July 07, 2016 at 03:53 PM |
Sox Therapy: Your Red Sox All Stars
On the heels of yet another frustrating loss (and man, is it me or is every loss “frustrating” in some way these days, there’s no simple loss lately) I think it is worth taking a moment to appreciate the Sox All Star representatives. While the season has been alternately thrilling and exasperating there is a lot to see here and I think it bodes well for the future. Here are your six (!) Red Sox All Stars with some other relevant data;
David Ortiz - 40 years old - last year
7 comment(s)Posted: July 06, 2016 at 10:50 AM |
Sox Therapy: Not Half Bad
We’re halfway through the 2016 season, and Boston is sitting with a 44-37 record. Jose’s preseason feeling was that this was an 83-79 team, and halfway through the season they are within range of that, with a couple extra wins in the bank. The shape of that record, with command of first place for a couple months followed by a disappointing June, has people feeling like it’s time to panic. But taking my usual optimistic approach I’d say they’ve done pretty well.
9 comment(s)Posted: July 04, 2016 at 09:14 AM |
Rather that just look up a bunch of stats for guys that I really haven’t seen at all, I’ll just link to the excellent write-up from Cubs Den on the first half for the Cubs prospects.
8 comment(s)Posted: June 30, 2016 at 02:24 PM |