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.
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.
Kyle Hendricks and Willson Contreras lead a field of seven Cubs nominated for Gold Glove Awards next month.
The Cubs could take any number of routes this offseason, yet despite what internet pundits would like to claim as fact, uncertainty clouds the Front Office’s plans.
The complete implosion of the core that has been brewing for a couple of years is why the Cubs are leaving the playoffs after two unsatisfying games.
Kyle Hendricks made two mistakes in the first, giving up two home runs. After that, he kept the Pirate offense off-balance all night. But, as has been the case for most of the season, the Cubs offense couldn’t rise to the occasion.
The Cubs’ core has struggled mightily this season, while two surprise players have carried the offense. It’s time to explore a lineup change as the team gears up for the playoffs.