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Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber
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Julie & Maggie Show
January 23, 2020 - 3:38 pm
The purpose of advanced metrics like launch angle and exit velocity is to educate those in baseball and observers of the game how and why the ball leaves the bat in a certain way. It's information that's valued by many executives, coaches, players and scouts -- but not all.
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Cubs manager David Ross smiles at his introductory press conference.
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Bruce Levine
January 22, 2020 - 11:36 am
With a new manager in David Ross leading the way, the Cubs continue to investigate ways to jump-start their offense in 2020. One of the paths to doing so is by getting more production out of their leadoff spot and center field position.
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Cubs shortstop Javier Baez
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Bruce Levine
January 21, 2020 - 8:44 am
Amid a lack of activity in free agency and the trade market, the Cubs have been working toward another goal. They've been discussing a long-term extension with star shortstop Javier Baez, who's under contract through 2021.
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