Northside Show Hosts Benjamin J. Denen and Lenny Arquilla discuss early Spring Training notes regarding the closer role, who is leading off, and what the Cubs plan to do with second base. Also, how does the Fernando Tatis Jr. extension impact players like Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo?
The Cubs traded away starting pitcher and CY Young finalist Yu Darvish and backup catcher Victor Caratini to the San Diego Padres in return for pitcher Zach Davies, Reginald Preciado, Owen Caissie, Ismael Mean, and Yeison Santana.
The Cubs 2021 ZiPS Projections are here, and aside from a few wrinkles, they are exactly as you might expect.
As Hot Stove season begins to take shape, it feels like it’s going to be another cold winter for Cubs fans.
Second base has been a spot lacking offensive production since Ben Zobrist retired, but Cesar Hernandez could fill that void in 2021
On today’s episode of the Northside Show Hosts Austin Bloomberg and Benjamin J. Denen discuss Gold Glove winners, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez, and the first ever team Glove Award to the 2020 Cubs. They also talked Yu Darvish’s chances of winning the Cy Young, David Ross’s chances of winning Manager of the Year, the state of league negations regarding the Universal DH, and more.
On today’s episode of the Northside Show Hosts Austin Bloomberg and Benjamin J. Denen discuss the choices facing the Cubs Front Office as they determine whether or not to pick up the options of Anthony Rizzo, Jon Lester (spoiler alert: they declined it) and Daniel Descalso (was it even worth talking about?).
The Cubs offseason roster moves have officially started, with the official announcement that Lester’s $25 million option was declined.
Deputy Editor-in-Chief Austin Bloomberg offers his take on how the Cubs should approach this offseason.
Kyle Hendricks and Willson Contreras lead a field of seven Cubs nominated for Gold Glove Awards next month.