We all knew that the Chicago Cubs would have a tough time against the Washington Nationals, who trotted out reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer on Tuesday night. He was opposed by Jake Arrieta, 2015’s Cy Young winner, who has frankly not pitched like that version of Jake Arrieta in Continue reading Cubs Clubhouse #Narrative About to Get Weird? (UPDATE: SHOTS FIRED)
One major issue I have with the way the MLB awards shows have been presented lately is how they have to just drag everything out. It takes an entire hour to figure out who won. The talking heads keep doing their South Park Canadian mouth-flapping, the finalists have to do their Continue reading These Awards Shows…
When last we saw our heroes, the Chicago Cubs had gotten pretty much shut down by a very dominant Max Scherzer. Fans cried in the streets and called for drastic changes as the Cubs were now only 24 games over .500 with a barely comfortable 8.5 game lead in the Continue reading The Cubs Lost a Game–WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!
Jake Arrieta is the unquestioned ace of the Cubs pitching staff. He will also be a free agent after the 2017 season. And after winning the 2015 National League Cy Young award, talks regarding an extension have understandably reached the point where some of the game’s elite pitchers reside. From Continue reading Time For Cubs to Lock Arrieta Up Is Now, While It’s Cheap
Theo Epstein said it explicitly. The Cubs are going to seek to add to their starting rotation. And that makes sense for a lot of reasons. The biggest reason is that there is no way in the world that they can go into the 2016 season and have the possibility Continue reading Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options
Well, I haven’t done one of these in what seems like forever! I’ve been so busy with life and school that I was unable to do the recaps, which tends to happen when you work full time and go to school part time. I just want to thank Rice for Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Those Annoying Buzzing Nats
One of the greatest things about sports is the way rules change as human participants evolve into faster, smarter, and stronger athletes. While we are all creatures of habit and have an appreciation for tradition and nostalgia, it often ends up working out in that we can’t fathom why the game Continue reading Why Should We Designate a Hitter?
By now, the calculus on whether Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer should add Kris Bryant to the Opening Day roster has been well explained. By keeping him down at the beginning of the season, the Cubs can secure an extra year of control. Bleacher Nation went through the process of Continue reading An Entirely too Early Look at a Kris Bryant Contract Extension
One of the great mysteries of the Cubs Convention was the whereabouts of Luis Valbuena. As we found out this morning, he, along with pitcher Dan Straily, were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Dexter Fowler. While the cost to acquire Fowler is admittedly high, sending Luis Valbuena to Continue reading Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions
Way back in 2013, the Cubs acquired a pitcher who had not performed to his ability, hoping a change of scenery would help him meet, or get close to, that potential. That pitcher was Jake Arrieta. The early returns on Arrieta have been positive. He had a dominant 2014, carrying Continue reading Jacob Turner Could Be Key to 2015 Season