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  1. ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week

    Jason Rosenberg

    Pretty historic vote last night, as Rob Manfred was named the 10th Commissioner of Major League Baseball. A boisterous congratulations from us here at ESPN's SweetSpot Network. As the SweetSpot's own Christina Kahrl noted, there's lots of work ahead ...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. MLB - Winter Forecast for teams in National League Central

    Christina Kahrl

    Assessing what lies ahead this offseason for the Reds, Cardinals, Brewers, Pirates and Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  3. Don't mess with DeJesus?

    Christina Kahrl

    Can't go wrong with a Big Lebowski reference, right? Anyway, no sooner does it get noted the Chicago Cubs could use people who draw a walk now and again than Theo Epstein's band of merry front-office mercs signed a guy who... draws a walk now and ag...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  4. NL Central: Three fixes for each team

    Christina Kahrl

    Now in its last-ever season as Bud Selig's six-team division, the NL Central gave us the league's pennant contenders, and figures to give us one of the most interesting offseasons of any division in baseball. Not least because the challenges confront...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  5. Sveum proves knowledgeable about Cubs

    Christina Kahrl

    Friday's exercise at Wrigley Field was the latest bit of culture shock in the Windy City. Introducing Dale Sveum as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs managed to be simultaneously an exercise in curiosity indulged and making as tremendous a first i...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  6. All-time NL Hispanic greats

    Christina Kahrl

    Yesterday, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we talked about one person's list -- mine alone -- for the AL team's all-time greats of Hispanic heritage, so naturally enough, let's turn to the senior circuit and look at the best of the Nationa...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  7. The Cubs' dead deadline

    Christina Kahrl

    Deadline season has swung into action, and we're already sorting out winners and losers. But on the running scoreboard of who did what over the next 70-80 hours, there's going to be another tally -- a list of teams that didn't even enter the sweepsta...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  8. Cubs and Pirates play with fire at second

    Christina Kahrl

    Friday's Chicago Cubs home opener provided an interesting contrast. The Cubs have 2011 aspirations to try and live up to, while the Pittsburgh Pirates do not. Yet both teams have a similar problem: experimentation at second base. Whatever comes ou...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  9. 2011 MLB Preview: Relief opportunities for the Tampa Bay Rays and...

    Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

    The Yankees got Soriano to pair with Mo. The Red Sox got Jenks to pair with Bard and Papelbon. What of the Twins and Rays? Their bullpen situations seem unclear headed to pitchers and catchers and here, Baseball Prospectus tries to sort it out.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  10. 2010 MLB free agency: Freddy Garcia, Felipe Lopez top MLB free-ag...

    Christina Kahrl

    Not all valuable free agents will be signed for top dollar. Baseball Prospectus takes a look at seven players who have plenty of production left in them and, more importantly, won't break the bank.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  11. BP: Jim Hendry's last stand?

    Christina Kahrl, Baseball Prospectus

    Since getting tabbed to take over as Chicago Cubs GM during the 2002 season, Jim Hendry has overseen one of the most successful stretches of play in club history. His resume now boasts three division titles and winning records in five o...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  12. Baseball Prospectus -- Studying the workloads of Joba Chamberlain...

    Christina Kahrl

    As the postseason approaches, there is concern (as always) about limiting young pitchers' workloads because of previous flameouts. Baseball Prospectus finds teams are already heeding the call.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2009
  13. MLB - Baseball Prospectus has fixes for the St. Louis Cardinals, ...

    Christina Kahrl

    Baseball Prospectus has cures for the Cardinals, Brewers, Cubs, Astros, Reds and Pirates.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2009
  14. MLB - Todd Helton, Barry Zito, various Chicago Cubs among MLB's m...

    Christina Kahrl

    As the trade winds begin to blow stronger, Baseball Prospectus examines MLB's most untradeable players. The likes of Todd Helton and Barry Zito combine huge contracts with sagging performance.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2009
  15. MLB - Insider - Baseball Prospectus - Cubs' Milton Bradley in unc...

    Christina Kahrl

    By moving from DH to RF, the fragile Milton Bradley is in uncharted waters.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2009
  16. Insider - Baseball Prospectus - Top dogs

    Christina Kahrl

    Leadoff strategies may vary, but BP metrics show that their impact is significant.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2009