Exploring the Arsenal – Paul Maholm

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball...

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Exploring the Arsenal – Jeff Samardzija

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball...

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Cubs have interest in Paul Maholm

The Cubs are in negotiations with Paul Maholm for a 2012 rotation spot.

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How the Winter Meetings Affected the NL Central

With the Winter Meetings concluded, now is a good time to check in on what the rest of the NL Central has been doing in the offseason.

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Cubs Agree to Deal With Theo Epstein

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a five year deal with current Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein, according to John Dennis of WEEI.  The move fills the open General Manager spot for the Cubs, and doesn’t mean good things for the Pirates. Obviously we know Epstein’s legacy in Boston.  The Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 and again in 2007.  The Cubs don’t have as much to spend as the Red Sox, but they...

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