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How Will Darvish’s Contract Impact the Cubs’ MiLB Starting Pitching?

When the Cubs signed Yu Darvish to a six-year contract, it filled a void in the starting rotation for 2018 and 2019. In addition, Darvish was given a two-year opt-out clause after 2019. Taking those two things into consideration, I began to think about how the signing and contract could impact several of the Cubs’ […]

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Will the Cubs’ real closer please step forward?

The Texas Rangers’ signing of ex-Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh crossed another possible addition to the Cubs bullpen off the market. The Cubs seem to be content with going into the season with Brandon Morrow penciled in as the team’s closer… for now. While there are many reasons to believe Morrow can have success in the […]

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Minor League Spring Training Preview: Several Great Storylines Ahead

Not all of the Cubs’ top prospects will be in spring training with their peers. Instead, Adbert Alzolay, Ian Rice, and others will be playing with the big boys in the MLB camp. Despite that difference, the Cubs MiLB camp will still contain several storylines of interest. With close to 300 players in camp, it’s hard […]

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Cubs Add to Cadre of Aces, Nab Darvish

Our long National League nightmare is over. On Saturday afternoon, Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Cubs had signed free agent ace Yu Darvish to a six-year, $126 million contract, or $21 million in average annual value, breaking the months-long freeze on free agent contracts. There are incentives attached to the deal that could escalate its […]