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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    Jon Lester was 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 181 innings in 2018. He was 13-10 with a 4.46 ERA in 171 innings in 2019. Great year followed below average year, right? From 18 to 19 his FIP went down. His HR/9 ticked up only slightly despite HRs being up drastically MLB-wide. His BB/9 went down...
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    There aren’t enough open dates on the schedule to make up the games with the Tigers in any event.
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    A quarter of the Cardinals’ season has now been “postponed.”
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    Game tonight postponed due to another Cardinals positive. Pretty good chance this series isn’t played.
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    We were due for one of those.
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    Two wins later and the Fangraphs has the Cubs at 95% to make the playoffs and 68% to win the division. Their AL playoff odds really show how there’s no “middle class” in the AL. The 7 “good” teams - Yankees, Rays, Twins, Indians, White Sox, Astros and A’s - all have an 82% or better chance to...
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    Assuming the Cardinals eventually play all 60 games, it’s 48.
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    20% of the season done. 4 1/2 game lead in the division. I’ll take it.
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    By the way, with the 8-2 start, Fangraohs has the Cubs with a 92% chance to make the playoffs and just under 60% chance to win the division.
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    Another win, but man!!! That bullpen is never going to make it easy.
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    Yes. That was his problem the first year. His mechanics got out of whack and he couldn’t get anything over the plate.
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    It’s not like he didn’t have a real nice year last year.
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    He’s always had the stuff and arm talent to pitch like that. It’s the reason I was a loud cheerleader for the signing three years ago. The questions with Chatwood have been health and control.
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    Iowa Football Program Culture Criticism

    I hope they get absolutely crushed on the recruiting trail for this.
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    Yeah. It’s not just “can’t get anybody out,” it’s “can’t get the ball over the plate.” The Cubs are carrying 11 relievers with this expanded roster and maybe 3 of them are MLB quality.