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2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Ivan Pineyro

Ivan Pineyro was signed by the Washington Nationals in 2010…for just $16,000. I'm assuming he probably had some instructs before his 2011 FRk debut in the Washington Dominican Summer League. Starting exclusively, Pineyro dominated in his ~70 innings in 2011 as a 19-year old, and was uneven in 2012 (but dealt with a line drive […]

Cubs trade Scott Hairston to Nationals for Ivan Pineyro ***UPDATED***

The Cubs have traded Scott Hairston to the Nationals for a class A pitcher. Hairston was signed this past offseason for 2-years and $5 million after his solid 2012 season. In 112 plate appearances with the Cubs, Hairston hit only .172/.232/.434. His wOBA was .283 and he had a wRC+ of 73. He had -0.6 […]

Daily Facepalm 4.6.13

Cubs lose The Cubs dropped the first game of their series against the Braves. Scott Feldman gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings, and is lucky he didn't give up more than that. He allowed 4 hits, walked four, hit a batter, had two wild pitches, and topped it off with a fielding error. Behind him, […]

2013 PECOTA Projections

The 2013 PECOTA projections are out and I thought I'd post some of the Cubs below. Since you have to be a subscriber in order to download the spreadsheet, I'm only going to include PA and wOBA, which I calculated using the basic formula. For pitchers I'll only show IP and FIP (I calculated this […]

It’s time to get excited about the 2013 Cubs

Spring training is just around the corner and the 2013 Cubs are set to kick off their Cactus League schedule on February 23rd. It's a split squad game and the game against the Angels will even be televised on WGN. It's not until April 1st that non-practice games will be played, but it's time to […]

Cubs Sign Scott Hairston

The Cubs have come to an agreement with outfielder Scott Hairston on a two year deal that could be worth up to six million dollars. The signing was originally

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