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Second City October: NLCS Game Four, The Snake Makes His Exit

Jake Arrieta has inspired awe and poetic rhapsodizing more than any other Cubs player in the past few years. With his bushy beard, stolid physique, and no-hit stuff, it was hard to resist Arrieta’s allure as a pitcher—on any given evening, Arrieta could crossfire his way to a complete game shutout with a dozen strikeouts. […]

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Where Should Cubs’ Starting Pitching Concerns Be Focused?

The Chicago Cubs are not in a good place right now. They’re under .500, and there isn’t an area of the game in which anyone can declare that they’re actually excelling at this point. Despite some solid individual offensive and defensive performance, they haven’t put things together as a group in either respect. Same goes […]

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Jake Arrieta Coming Down The Mountain

No Cub is going to generate as much discussion than our very own Greek god Jake Arrieta. Not only are we not totally sure what Arrieta is going to provide this season, or how we’re going to feel about it, but he’s also headed into free agency. So along with his performance—whatever it might end […]