Statistical Analysis

Statistical Profile: Cubs Starter Edwin Jackson

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A look at the numbers behind tonight's Cubs starting pitcher.

Introducing Scott Feldman

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A statistical look at the newest Cubs righthander, Scott Feldman.

Introducing Scott Baker

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A look at the newest Cub -- Scott Baker -- and what we can expect from him in 2013.

Where's Waldo and Where We are Now: Current and Projected Standings

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The Cubs record has been bad thus far in 2011. Is this because they stink, or just because a black cat has once again crossed their path?

An Outside the Box Solution to the Bullpen Problem

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An idea to solve the bullpen woes, get Cashner MLB innings, and solve global warming! OK, maybe not the last part.

Is Carlos Silva's Start For Real? A Discussion About Discussing Statistical Analysis

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A BCB dialogue about reducing snark in talking stats.

Learning from past mistakes: who should move to the bullpen?

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A few weeks ago, I posted a story on how to calculate WAR for pitchers. Now, I'm going use the move of Z to the bullpen to show how to employ pitching WAR. Heading into the season, Zambrano was...

Gears of War III: Evaluating Pitching

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A brief overview of how to calculate WAR (wins above replacement) for pitchers.

Gears of WAR, Part II: One Stat to Rule Them All

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An overview of the usefulness of WAR, from a Cubbie perspective.

Gears of WAR, Part I: Linear Weights

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This is an introduction to linear weights and is the first post in a many-part series on how WAR is calculated.

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Dramatic Moves to Restructure the Cubs

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There's a rumor out there the Cubs are going to trade Zambrano for Luis Castillo, Fernando Martinez, and a AA prospect. We run with it and see what else the Cubs could do this offseason.

Building a spreadsheet champion, 2010

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An offseason plan for the 2010 Chicago Cubs.

Where the Wild Things Are - A Story in Pictures

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This post looks in detail at Carlos Marmol's control issues over the last 3 seasons, with a look forward to 2010.

On Baseball, The Scientific Method, And Adam Dunn

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This is a post on baseball, the scientific method, the sabrmetric community, and the evaluation of Adam Dunn.

Why Am I Here?

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This post is a bit of an extended introduction, and its title is a nod to this thread, where Al asked the question: "Why are we Cubs fans?" I'm going to expand on this question a bit to also let...

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