Rebuild Case Study Part 4: Chicago Cubs

September 25, 2017 Andy Harris 0

The most recent successful rebuild, the Chicago Cubs broke the longest championship drought in American sports history with a World Series win over Cleveland in 2016. What makes Chicago an interesting case study is the speed in which the Cubs were able to complete the rebuild. This is in part thanks to an enviable payroll…

Rebuild Case Study Part 3: Pittsburgh Pirates

September 6, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Other case studies in this series: Kansas City Royals Washington Nationals Amazingly the Pittsburgh Pirates, one of baseball's oldest and most storied franchises, has not won a multi-game playoff series since Willie Stargell and the "We Are Family" crew upset the Baltimore Orioles in the 1979 World Series. In the early '90s, the Pirates went…

Rebuild Case Study Part 2: Washington Nationals

August 16, 2017 Andy Harris 3

Other case studies in this series: Kansas City Royals Look, I know very few of any readers of this blog are big Walgreen Nationals fans, so I'm asking a lot of you all to read through this one. I wouldn't bother except the Nationals did go through a pretty impressive rebuild, but one that has…

Rebuild Case Study Part 1: Kansas City Royals

August 9, 2017 Andy Harris 2

As the major leagues begin it's final one-third of the 2017 regular season schedule and the Braves take a hard look at the conclusion of their third year of the John Hart/John Coppolella rebuild that started after the 2014 season, I feel like it may be worthwhile to explore the teams that have recently gone…

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