Why didn’t Contreras get the call this week? And why didn’t Arrieta get a chance to keep his streak going? And why do I agree with both moves?
Analysis and Commentary
If a Cubs catcher had to miss just a little bit of time here in the early going, who would get the call up to replace him? Maybe not who you’d think.
I could argue that Ross is deserving of some honors. Also, more on how Arrieta’s crossfire works.
Jake Arrieta is forced to respond to PED rumors. Sigh.
So far so good for the Cubs’ new reliever, who has yet to allow an earned run.
Last year the Cubs didn’t get to that mark until game 104. Also, Kyle Hendricks continues to be very, very good.
Cubs batters have seen the shift more than any team in the NL, but how have they fared?
Eight total bases, a homer, and Matchbox 20.
Let’s take a look at all things Cubs from a 10,000-foot perspective. It looks really good.
As if the Cubs needed another category in which to lead the league …
He’s looked really good the last two times out, and that’s great news. Also: poor Addison Russell, Hector Rondon’s non-save, and more.
How do you keep a crowded bullpen sharp when the starters tend to go deep?
How the Cubs prepared for Jake Arrieta’s no-hit greatness, and other tidbits from the big day and big player.