Posts tagged "Rotation"

Pitching an idea

Pitching an idea
The Cubs aren’t playing in the postseason, but they’re not exactly hibernating either.  While the national broadcasting numbers aren’t up to par with those of the TOO MUCH FOOTBALL weekend ratings, local ratings are still fairly strong and the postseason ratings are off to a good start through the first couple games of the divisional... Read more »

Jacob Turner's Role

Jacob Turner's Role
Jacob Turner has arrived at Wrigley Field, and will officially become a member of the Cubs. The former first round draft pick and centerpiece in the Anibal Sanchez trade is on his third team. The move to land him was almost universally praised and a bit obvious the moment the Marlins designated Turner for assignment.... Read more »

Random Thoughts about Jacob Turner and Felix Doubront (Update-Cubs Claim)

Random Thoughts about Jacob Turner and Felix Doubront (Update-Cubs Claim)
Early in the trade season a discussion popped up on twitter about the return for Jason Hammel. Many of us looked to the Scott Feldman trade as a model that the Cubs might look to emulate. As a fun thought experiment I searched through major league roster looking for a Jake Arrieta type pickup. Two... Read more »
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Why does Edwin Jackson suck?

Why does Edwin Jackson suck?
Rice Cube wrote about Edwin Jackson last night, but I have a much simpler statement about Edwin Jackson‘s pitching. Edwin Jackson had been a model of inconsistent consistency before arriving in Chicago. This resulted in Edwin Jackson pitching for six teams over nine years, but also had five years of at least 180 innings pitched... Read more »

Kyle Hendricks Pulled from I-Cubs Game (Update-Confirmation of Call Up)

Kyle Hendricks Pulled from I-Cubs Game (Update-Confirmation of Call Up)
Kyle Hendricks just left Iowa’s game after pitching only two innings. This does not appear to be injury related. #Cubs @IowaCubs — TheCCO-Minors (@TheCCO_Minors) July 6, 2014   Re Hendricks being pulled. See him soon? RT @ZombieFerret77 @me @IowaCubs lots of hugs and high fives and pats on the back from the p coach! —... Read more »

The Mystery of the Cubs Fifth Starter (At least until Jake Arrieta comes back...)

The Mystery of the Cubs Fifth Starter (At least until Jake Arrieta comes back...)
Carlos Villanueva had a sad adventure today against the St. Louis Cardinals, and had to be bailed out by just-called-up Chris Rusin.  Rusin, to his credit, was excellent in garbage time as the Cubs only gave up two runs (one charged to Carlos) during his time on the mound.  And then…   #Cubs to option... Read more »
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The Cubs and an Upcoming Decision with Arodys Vizcaino

The Cubs and an Upcoming Decision with Arodys Vizcaino
Many of the Cubs beat reporters were raving on Saturday about Arodys Vizcaino‘s live batting practice session, including Carrie Muskat: “He looked very, very good,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said of Vizcaino, who is projected to pitch out of the bullpen. “We’re very pleased with his session. Very sharp, live fastball, breaking ball, he was... Read more »