The Jake Arrieta Experiment

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There was a game on Thursday night where the Chicago Cubs decided that they were, in fact, good at baseball.  Jake Arrieta was the pitcher and it appears that not only did the Atlanta Braves take notice, so did MLB: How about the fact that @JArrieta34 just keeps on DEALING? Continue reading The Jake Arrieta Experiment

Positive reactions to the Anthony Rizzo extension

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It’s amazing how drastically a baseball career can progress.   Rizzo said 5 years ago he was in hospital w/ cancer: “Crazy how everything has come full circle.” — Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) May 13, 2013   Now Anthony Rizzo has beaten cancer, achieved cult hero status in a short time Continue reading Positive reactions to the Anthony Rizzo extension

Anthony Rizzo just got PAID

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We’ve been fapping for Anthony Rizzo for quite a while.  Can he hit left-handed pitching consistently?  Is he really the first baseman of the future?  Did the Cubs win the Andrew Cashner trade?  Is he Adam Dunn?  (No, he isn’t) It’s not a surprise then to see this:   Sources: Continue reading Anthony Rizzo just got PAID

On Giving Jeff Samardzija Gobs of Money On the Off-Chance That He Might Not Suck

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By now everyone who paid attention to the atrocious 2012 Cubs season knows one of the few bright spots was the successful first phase of the great Jeff Samardzija experiment.  Except for a stretch in the middle of the season where he was trying out a curveball that didn’t want Continue reading On Giving Jeff Samardzija Gobs of Money On the Off-Chance That He Might Not Suck