Tag "Javier Baez"

Corrigan’s Gambling Corner: MLB Best Bets 7/24

Welcome back to the gambling corner. Basketball season is officially over and we will now shift our focus to baseball. Let’s sit back, relax, and win ourselves some money on this beautiful Saturday.

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2021 MLB Draft Recap: Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have had a mixed bag of success with their recent drafts. This year they mixed in a variety of college and high schoolers as well as a fairly even distribution of position players and pitchers.

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Why the Chicago Cubs Losing Streak is Good for the Franchise

Entering the 2021 season, there were not postseason expectations for the Chicago Cubs. It would be the last dance for their three stars in Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo together. Then, the worst thing happened for Hoyer and company: The Cubs actually started the season by winning games.

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Sunday Shenanigans 9: Two Outs!!

The idea for Sunday Shenanigans was to cover the weirdest play of the week. Covering possibly the dumbest play in Major League Baseball history was not expected, but instead welcomed. We knew the Pittsburgh Pirates would be bad, but this Thursday brought them to a whole new level.

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Saturday Stat Smash: MLB Opening Week

Hello and welcome to the very first edition of Saturday Stat Smash! Every Saturday, I will be your bartender serving up the best and craziest statistics of the week. There are no specific guidelines for the stats, just anything that I find the most impressive and interesting for the week. With that said, let’s dive into this cocktail of baseball statistics for the opening week of the MLB in 2021.

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Anthony Rizzo Not Happy With Cubs After Ending Extension Talks

The Chicago Cubs had the opportunity to extend Anthony Rizzo before Opening Day, but it doesn’t seem like they pounced on the opportunity whatsoever. Their star first baseman doesn’t sound happy about it either.

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Projecting the Shortstop Free Agency Market Entering 2021

Carter LaCorte takes a deep dive into the upcoming MLB free agency period and predicts landing spots for the top five shortstops available.

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Six MLB Players Who Should Bounce Back In 2021

With the unusual circumstances of the season, we saw some star players struggle and have an uncharacteristic season. With everything (hopefully) starting on time, we could see these players return to glory. Here are some of those players poised to have a bounceback in 2021.

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MLB Offseason Preview: Chicago Cubs 

Only four seasons removed from their historic 2016 World Series championship, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer find themselves at a crossroads as the core of their title team heads into their free agency walk seasons. Led by Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Anthony Rizzo, the key offensive components of the Cubs roster that ended the franchise’s 108-year championship drought are looking at big contracts at the conclusion of next season.

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Team Grades: National League Central

The NL Central is the tightest division race in the Majors at midseason, with only 4.5 games separating first and last place. By season’s end, it will probably end up being a three-team race between the Cubs, Brewers, and Cardinals. Let’s dive into each team in this division, starting with the first-place Chicago Cubs.

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