Tag: Jake Arrieta

Myles Monday Meltdown: Breaking Up is Hard To Do, Long-Live Heyward

Myles Monday Meltdown: Breaking Up is Hard To Do, Long-Live Heyward
I’m at home sick today dealing with a ridiculous stomach ache. It sucks. But no need to feel bad for me. I’m not dying (yet). Also, I’m in no position to tell you what to do. You can feel bad for me if you want. But just know that I’m curled up on the couch... Read more »

Myles Monday Meltdown: Arrieta, Moustakas Contract Craziness

Myles Monday Meltdown: Arrieta, Moustakas Contract Craziness
        It’s supposed to flirt with 70 degrees today in Seattle. And that’s pretty awesome. Who doesn’t love sunshine and mild temps in early spring? You’d have to be crazy to complain about that, right? Well, allow me to enter the nuthouse. My apartment faces straight west. And in the Pacific Northwest,... Read more »

Myles' Monday Meltdown

Myles' Monday Meltdown
Hi. Hey there. How’s it going? It’s been a while since I’ve reached out to you in this medium. But maybe you’ve heard my voice on the now super famous The Den Podcast. Or maybe you’ve followed me on Twitter to see my thoughts on random stuff. Or maybe, just maybe, you’ve forgotten I exist... Read more »
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Anarchists' Brunch: The Staredown

Anarchists' Brunch: The Staredown
It's not quite the Clash song that we see Jake Arrieta performing these days. And yet still I can't help but be a little fascinated by it all. There hasn't been a free agent of this quality staring down the market this long in recent memory. Jake Arrieta is going to get what he's worth and he's going to do whatever for however long it's going to take to do it. Sure, having Scott Boras as your attack dog certainly helps calm whatever nerves there might be about waiting, but at the end of the day the agent works for the player. If Jake wanted to take less money, it would have happened by now...

Yu Darvish Introduction/Spring Training Press Conference

Yu Darvish Introduction/Spring Training Press Conference
It’s finally here! That’s right, Cubs pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training in Mesa. It was one Chicago pitcher that was the center of attention on Tuesday. Yu Darvish was officially introduced as a Cub this afternoon. Watch the full conference here: The tall right-hander said via translator that he was very impressed with... Read more »

Goodbye, Jake.

Goodbye, Jake.
In the back of our minds, I’m sure we all knew that this was coming.  As the off-season progressed, there was little indication that the Cubs (or Jake Arrieta) were making it a priority for a return.  There were rumors of a possible 4-year offer for $110 million, but nothing ever developed.  The Cubs have... Read more »
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The Den Podcast - Ep 19: The Cold Stove and Mailbag

The Den Podcast - Ep 19: The Cold Stove and Mailbag
Jared and Myles get together to talk about the lack of movement this offseason and answer your questions from the The Den Mailbag. They also get into why Jared just recently saw both The Force Awakens and Rogue One (unacceptable).

Jake or Darvish? Yu tell me.

Jake or Darvish? Yu tell me.
It has been widely assumed that Jake Arrieta’s days with the Chicago Cubs were done. With agent Scott Boras at the helm asking for at least 200 million dollars to sign the TCU product, any chance of a needed hometown discount seemed a mere pipe dream. Meanwhile the attentions of Cubs management seemed to be... Read more »

The Frozen Hot Stove

The Frozen Hot Stove
Mother Nature has provided the perfect metaphor for this offseason with the deep freeze this past week. It is hard to talk about much else since one of our favorite pastimes in the winter months has been so boring, but it isn’t just our imagination that this previous year’s activity was different. # of @mlbtraderumors... Read more »
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Play it Again, Jake--Cubs 3 Dodgers 2

Play it Again, Jake--Cubs 3 Dodgers 2
The Dodgers outplayed the Cubs for 3 games. They always responded instantly to any outburst from the limp Cubs bat, and then added some additional runs when needed. The bullpen has been invicible, and there was little that made you think the outcome would be much different tonight. That is all except for Jake Arrieta.... Read more »