Happ’s breakout performance last year waned considerably in the final weeks of the season after the eye thing, but he says it was more mental than physical.
OK, some pitchers are allowed to hit.
The Cubs have upwards of 33 arms in Spring Training who could be part of the bullpen competition. Let’s break it all down.
Arrieta Lists Contreras Among the Best, Morgan Delayed, Davis at Big League Camp, and Other Cubs Bullets
Jake Arrieta says Willson Contreras is one of the two best catchers in baseball. That, and much more.
The Cubs wore their home pinstripes today at Spring Training. Looking swell.
The year that was – and wasn’t – in Chicago Cubs baseball.
The Cubs gotta get at least one arm from Driveline every year.
Some of it could come naturally with health, but there’s more to getting Jake Arrieta back to the best (realistic) version of himself.
No pressure, Ian.
Lindor and the Mets? Correa and the Astros? Things to watch closely. Also, who is already happy about the newly-deadened baseball?
Are the Cubs really that much worse than the other three NL Central contenders? Or is this really about how much they might sell off?
If the Cubs can extend only one or two of Rizzo, Bryant, and Báez, does that mean they’re in competition with each other this spring to sign first?
The whole Cubs squad was getting after it today.
Anthony Rizzo thinks Spring Training is a good time to talk extensions.
I enjoy remembering how badly the Pirates failed.
And there he goes.
That’d be a weird one, but the Brewers might be hunting for a bargain.
Jeffress was quickly well-liked thanks to his great work out of the bullpen with the Cubs.
Do you want to get really nuts on the Chicago Cubs farm system? Well, here are 60 MORE prospect names to know.
He said the quiet stuff out loud.
Davies Improved Dramatically Last Year, Hendricks and Mills, Defense, Mental Game, and Other Cubs Bullets
Having a group of similarly-styled pitchers working together could be great. But also? Zach Davies was just awesome last year anyway.
Good and fun stuff from around Cubs camp today.
“They’ve all been here for a long time. It’s tough to take the Cubs uniform off.”
“If I can help him escalate his career, even a little bit, that makes this entire organization that much better.”
Cubs Make the Jake Marisnick Signing Official, But DFA Phillip Ervin to Make Room on the 40-Man Roster
It’s officially official, but with a roster casualty.
A little roster maneuvering today for the Cubs, and hitting in the cages.
A “low-impact” delivery and more work than most in 2020? I like that for Kyle Hendricks in 2021.
The Cubs now have an oddly crowded bench competition.
A perfectly fine deal.
Some of the bits from around Cubs camp today.
I should be careful how hyped I’m starting to get for Reggie Preciado.
Happ, who was excellent in 2020, will make $4.1 million this season.
The underlying metrics just don’t support the idea that he fell off a cliff or anything.
MLBits: Tatis Might Give Up Part of His Extension, Brewers Decent Additions, Darvish’s DH Idea, More
Fernando Tatis, Jr. might’ve traded a few hundred thousand dollars for $10+ million.
Hard to say that’s totally inaccurate, right? I do have a lot of things to say, though.
And Miguel Amaya is way up there.
Signing Multiple Big Extensions, Threat of Trade in a Walk Year, Minor League Challenges, and Other Cubs Bullets
The walk-year stuff for the Cubs is potentially going to impact the players in so many ways. That, and much more of the latest.