Tag Archives: Jake Arrieta

Fangraph Projections are Predicting Insane Season for the Cubs

And you thought 2015 was fun, just wait for 2016! At least that is what Fangraphs, the most trusted and respected baseball advanced statistics and projections website is saying. Every year FanGraphs lists the Steamer600 projections, and while in years past they haven't been so kind to the Cubs, rightfully so, they are predicting a…

Chicago Cubs Award Finalists and When MLB Will Announce Individual Awards

The Chicago Cubs had an amazing season in 2015. The 97 wins, the NLCS appearance, the excitement over the rookies, and Joe Maddon have made this season more fun than any in recent memory. With the great season, there were many great individual performances as well, and some of our Cubs are finalists for some…

Tons of Changes on the Northside, Arrieta Calling Out Players

There are always tons of roster movements on September 1st as rosters expand to 40 men, but some of the Chicago Cubs moves are very curious to say the least. While some very expected moves, recalling Javy Baez happened, the sudden designation of James Russell is rather surprising since Russell has been a very good…

These Cubs Could Be Looking at Postseason Awards

We are at the midway point of August and the contenders are separating themselves from the pretenders in Major League Baseball. As teams like the Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Washington Nationals start to drop out of the picture, the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburg Pirates, and Chicago Cubs have begun solidifying their holds…

The Cubs Lead the League in This Important Stat

There has been a Twitter hashtag that has been going around Chicago Cubs circles since the beginning of the year. #WeAreGood https://twitter.com/miggymont26/status/631950245375557632 https://twitter.com/MarkSchanowski/status/632311076600852480 https://twitter.com/thekapman/status/631941721689985025 https://twitter.com/kschwarb12/status/631688350227935232 The hashtag was started by Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, which Jake Arrieta happily explains here. (He explains the hashtag at the 8:19 mark) https://youtu.be/y5BLnYxLZ2s Hashtags and social media fads aside,…