Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, January 12, 2012

MLB: Cubs front office calls on Bloomberg Sports

I knew he’d miss Bill James…

The Cubs are using every potential avenue to improve their club. Chicago announced Thursday that it will partner with Bloomberg Sports—a company already allied with MLB.com for fantasy baseball—to design a new player evaluation system for the team’s baseball operations department.

The player evaluation system is expected to combine video with an extensive database on all professional players, and it will also include customized technology to assist the evaluation process. The Cubs will be able to access their system via laptop and will have mobile capability, and the two sides will begin development and implementation of the program immediately.

“We are excited to partner with Bloomberg Sports and benefit from their world-renowned expertise in analytics and information management,” said Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. “The management and analysis of data—whether it be scouting reports, statistics, medical information or video—is a critical component of our operation.

“We look forward to developing a customized program that utilizes the most advanced and efficient technology available in the marketplace today to facilitate quicker, easier and more accurate access to all the sources of information we use to make baseball decisions.”

Repoz Posted: January 12, 2012 at 12:50 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, projections, sabermetrics

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Stevens Posted: January 12, 2012 at 01:49 PM (#4035274)
The article mentions 20 other teams. Are the cubs doing something new or innovative with their partnership? If not, why a press release?

In fact, if so, why a press release? Why advertise your strategic partners to competition?
   2. JJ1986 Posted: January 12, 2012 at 01:58 PM (#4035286)
This sounds a lot like the system the Red Sox already have.
   3. The District Attorney Posted: January 12, 2012 at 02:08 PM (#4035301)
Bloomberg will also help the Cubs communicate better with their Spanish-speaking players.
   4. Edgar James Olmos (chris h.) Posted: January 12, 2012 at 03:33 PM (#4035457)
Well it says they're designing a new system, so I dunno whether it's the same as what the Red Sox have or not.

On the other hand, "designing a new system" could be something as simple as using newer hardware with Cub logos, so who knows.
   5. valuearbitrageur Posted: January 12, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4035590)
They want proprietary features, such as a BTF rating, which rates the players by how highly regarded they are here, and allows Theo to do the opposite.
   6. Jim Furtado Posted: January 13, 2012 at 08:59 AM (#4035959)
The Cubs are trying to replace Tom Tippett. With all due respect to Bill James, Top Tippett is more valuable to the Sox right now.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Ray (RDP)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 August 22: Baseball has much to teach us about politics
(855 - 7:25pm, Aug 26)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-25-16
(111 - 7:18pm, Aug 26)
Last: Voodoo

Sox TherapyIt Gets Easier...But Not Easy
(3 - 7:15pm, Aug 26)
Last: SY Ruined School Lunches!

NewsblogShelby Miller’s demotion likely to delay free agency
(10 - 7:12pm, Aug 26)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogWhite Sox GM Rick Hahn says talk of trade-deadline discord 'simply untrue'
(18 - 7:09pm, Aug 26)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogThe Kansas City Royals will miss the MLB playoffs; they have too much ground to make up | The Kansas City Star
(48 - 6:43pm, Aug 26)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-26-2016
(6 - 6:28pm, Aug 26)
Last: Batman

NewsblogRangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress arrested, records show
(24 - 6:14pm, Aug 26)
Last: Shibal

NewsblogDodgers land Ruiz from Phillies | dodgers.com
(40 - 5:43pm, Aug 26)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

NewsblogVotto ‘reaches out’ to Mays, Musial, Jeter
(8 - 5:35pm, Aug 26)
Last: gehrig97

NewsblogBaseball’s minor leaguers pursue their dreams below the poverty line - The Washington Post
(1 - 5:29pm, Aug 26)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogFormer Cy Young winner Éric Gagné signs with the Ottawa Champions
(3 - 3:24pm, Aug 26)
Last: Batman

NewsblogOT - College Football offseason thread (February - August 2016)
(34 - 3:23pm, Aug 26)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogJeff Francoeur is Still Employed by a Major League Team
(18 - 3:03pm, Aug 26)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

Gonfalon CubsWhat the FIP?
(7 - 2:07pm, Aug 26)
Last: Moses Taylor, sex fowler

Page rendered in 0.1267 seconds
47 querie(s) executed