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Cub Tracks Gets Better From Within

With little in the way of new roster additions, any improvement from the Cubs is going to have to come from within. So Rick Renteria and his staff have their work cut out for them.

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I'm sure you'll just be shocked by the link from ESPN Chicago.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den



  • A review of the last five years of wins and payroll uncovers that the Cubs have been bad and wasteful. The link features this quote:
The Cubs certainly win honors for most mismanaged franchise of the past half-decade, at least in terms of dollars spent per win.

From the Chicago Tribune


  • Fangraphs posted ZiPS projections for this season's team. Hide the children.
  • This was linked from Cubs Den (so h/t there and to Mauricio, who writes for the site and helped build this item), but Baseball Prospectus published this graphic that gives you a visual summary of the tools for the top 101 prospects.

Today's food for thought