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Why We Should Keep Callaspo, Punto, and Barton (and Drop Fuld)

via media.theweek.com Update: My thoughts on whether Barton or Reddick is more likely to get it together can be found here. You know how everyone always disparages internet arguments by saying...

Tampa Bay Rays say 'It Gets Better' with Johnny Damon, Joe Maddon, others

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The Tampa Bay Rays have joined the growing list of MLB teams to create an 'It Gets Better' video. Included in the video are players Johnny Damon (right), BJ Upton, Sam Fuld, Sean Rodriguez (who...

Fangraphs Examines Sam Fuld

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Fangraphs takes a look at Sam Fuld and whether he'd be a useful starter for the Rays. They enjoy his plate discipline, speed and defense, even though sabermetrics doesn't have reliable stats for fielding. All said, he's worth 2.0 WAR, which is average for an MLB starter. There's also some good humor on how he loves flying all over the place for fly balls. I know Fuld never really had a spot on this team, but it's frustrating the Cubs never can find a use for these type of players. They always significantly undervalue the importance of OBP, speed and defense. Instead, they end up with players who have mediocre defense, power and high stikeout totals (AKA Soriano, Ramirez, Colvin). We can continue to enjoy our current product on the field, with only 1 stolen base and mediocre defense (14/16 in total errors).

Super Sam Fuld.

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Super Sam Fuld.

Perhaps the Cubs Could Focus on Defense this Offseason?

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Just thought I'd pass this on. Dave Cameron over at Fangraphs has an excellent blurb on the success of the Seattle Mariners this season in upgrading their defensive UZR rating, and in turn, improving their overall team success. They did this without spending much in the offseason. Perhaps there are internal defensive options to consider before setting our rosters next season, or as we consider swapping contracts with someone for Bradley. I wonder if there are a few upcoming free agents that we could offer 1 year or minor league contracts to. Anyway... random defensive-minded thoughts.

My co-worker Mitch Robinson chatted it up with the extremely likeable Sam Fuld. Hear about his...

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My co-worker Mitch Robinson chatted it up with the extremely likeable Sam Fuld. Hear about his recent wedding, the ups and downs of baseball and which young Cub to keep an eye out for...

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