Inside Edge on the Cubs

Last week, Fangraphs added fielding data from Inside Edge to its player pages and leaderboards. Inside Edge scouts grade every play on a scale from impossible (0% chance of a successful fielding play) to almost certain / certain (90-100%). In between we have remote (1-10%), unlikely (10-40%), about even (40-60%) and likely (60-90%). The data…

Jason Hammel: From Riches to Rags

In what has become a typical move for the team, the Cubs reportedly signed free agent pitcher Jason Hammel last Friday to a one-year deal worth $6 million with another $1 million in incentives. Hammel figures to be a favorite to fill out one of the bottom two spots in the rotation along with his…

Grey Is the New Grey

At least a few times last year, Cubs play-by-play man Len Kasper voiced his displeasure on the growing trend of teams foregoing their traditional grey road uniforms for ones featuring the teams’ primary color. I don’t have numbers to support this, but from memory alone, I would think that we saw the Cubs play in…

Introducing the Cubbie Awards

Cool your jets on free agency talk. I’m not done talking about 2013 (you know, because I’m a masochist). In a shocker, no Cub received a single vote for either the MVP or Cy Young. That’s no matter, because here are even more prestigious awards only eligible to Cubs, former Cubs and other Cub-related peoples.…