It’d be hard to sell me on the idea right at this moment, but I do think there’s a conversation here worth having.
I’m not saying they are the same pitcher or that Darvish is gonna explode, but there’s a certain similarity there.
It’s another depth arm for a Brewers rotation that is now extremely deep. But can it be good?
Fun from Mesa, Arizona, where the Cubs’ pitchers and catchers had their first official workout today.
Will Cubs Still Consider Major Free Agents Next Year (*cough* Bryce Harper) Even After Signing Yu Darvish?
Theo Epstein sure made it seem like the Cubs will preserve flexibility for superstar, impact guys.
Darvish and Gimenez are giving each other the business, while the Cubs had a good plan to get Darvish in the house by yesterday.
So many things all came together in that one series that I simply don’t think the two bomb-out starts tell us much of anything.
Sponsored Link: Yu is here for you.
Can Mike Montgomery really be expected to give the Cubs another 130+ innings bouncing back and forth between the bullpen and rotation?
The new Cubs pitcher, in the house.
He’s HERE, and it’s REAL.
It might be time for Schwarber to focus exclusively on left field.
The Cubs are definitely up there now, after having added Yu Darvish.
The start of Spring Training 2018 has arrived!
The crack of the bat and the pop of the mitt. Thank you for returning to my ears.
MLBits: Restructuring the Draft, Ohtani and Trout Leading Baseball, NYM Pitchers, Jeter’s Throw, More
It sounds like the Angels won’t push Ohtani to be the face of the franchise, even if the media tries to make it so.
Anthony Rizzo is Here to Drive You Crazy by Teasing Dexter-Fowler-Like Surprise Return for Jake Arrieta
Oh, Rizzo. There’s just no way, right? I guess it’s always fun to think about these things.
Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, and Spring Training begins. How would the roster shake out today, and what can change?
You know, I want to make the jokes, but Norris was actually pretty successful as he transitioned into the bullpen.
Raise that foundation with a little better defense and baserunning? And the total value of Schwarber skyrockets.
As a hedge in the Darvish negotiations, it sounds like the Cubs were protecting themselves against some risk.
Darvish’s deal has escalators, no-trade rights, and an early opt-out, but it still looks like a fantastic one for the Cubs.
Maybe a little more rest late last year will put Zobrist in a better position to succeed and stay healthy in 2018. That, and much more.
There will be a time for farewells eventually, but let’s talk about some functional stuff with respect to Arrieta and the Cubs.
Let’s have some fun with some great Darvish highlights, shall we?
This is about as impactful as a signing gets.