We still don’t know it’s going to be a trade or an extension, though. The Cubs’ data system isn’t up and running, Brett Jackson loves Dale Sveum, and I love BN shirts at Wrigley Field.
Five months ago, we changed. Today, as Chicago Cubs fans, we begin as something new.
There’s so much to unpack. There’s so much that’s hard to understand. Where do things go from here?
Arrieta, Lester and Hendricks will try to halt an 0-8 stretch against the New York Mets and their pesky pitchers.
The Cubs stole a stud in Hector Rondon to close games out, not unlike the way they stole a stud in Jake Arrieta to start games off.
The guy is making it very hard to actually do analytical work.
Jake Arrieta seems like a good bet, but it’s a fun discussion. Also: Carlos Marmol signs with the Red Sox, Addison Russell is a stud, more.
It’s fun to dream about how he could improve on last season, isn’t it? Also: will he and the Cubs come together on a multiyear extension?
Jake Arrieta would seem to have as compelling of a case as anyone.
I didn’t plan on having 55. It’s just that, well, that’s how magical the Cubs’ 2015 was.
A great night for Arrieta and the Cubs.
It’s been a long, strong year for the Cubs’ ace, and an extra day before he debuts in the NLCS can’t hurt.
Jake Arrieta finds himself among the likes of Greg Maddux with as well as he has pitched in 2015.
More love for Arrieta, more historical context, and more fun times to be a Cubs fan.
It’s hard to know what you’re going to get with Rodney, and it’s also hard to know whether it should engender strong opinions.
Castro’s single drove in the game-winning run yesterday, but it was what he did after that impressed me more.
More games like last night’s please. Much bats. So arms. Such wow.
Earlier this Spring, it seemed like there was no question that he was still *the* starting second baseman. Now?
It’s the image – well, the collection of images shown in rapid sequence to approximate a video – that will stick in my mind.
Theo Epstein says it’s 50/50 we see a move in the next two weeks. Nate Schierholtz is drawing a lot of interest, but he’s valuable to the Cubs, too. Much more.
My take on the 2013 Convention, complete with stories, pictures, and hanging pretzels.
The Cubs’ top starter continues to work his way back from a stress reaction in his elbow.
When making offers to free agents, the Cubs may have a slight tax advantage over other big market teams.
His scan turned up clean, and he’s “cleared for takeoff.”
A message from Matt Garza?! Hoora…. er. Um. Wait.
Crap show, The Twitter, eye-ballin’ … but no golly? No cat’s pajamas? Also, the Cubs don’t fare so well on a new prospect list.