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2020 MLB The Show simulation Cubs rosters

2020 MLB The Show simulation Cubs rosters

Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via The 26-man and 40-man Cubs rosters for the season opener Thursday’s Opening Day. I’m ready for some kinda baseball. How about you? Here’s the 26-man roster, with player ratings, as supplied by MLB The Show 2020: SP Yu Darvish 82 SP Kyle Hendricks 85 SP Jon Lester 81 SP Jose Quintana 80 SP Tyler Chatwood 73 RP Alec Mills 77 RP Dan Winkler 84 RP Kyle Ryan 70 RP Jeremy Jeffress 73 RP Brad Wieck 68 RP Rowan Wick 76 RP Ryan Tepera 72 CP Craig Kimbrel 82 C Willson Contreras 83 C Victor Caratini 73 1B Anthony Rizzo 83 2B David Bote 81 2B Jason...
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Chicago Cubs should tap Kyle Hendricks, not Yu Darvish on Opening Day

At this point, we may not know when baseball will return. But when it does, the Chicago Cubs should name Kyle He ndricks as their Opening Day starter. For now, baseball is on hold. On Thursday, Major League Baseball suspended all spring training action, effective immediately, while also delaying Opening Day by a minimum of […] Chicago Cubs should tap Kyle Hendricks, not Yu Darvish on Opening Day - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Cubs will have different Opening Day starter in four years

The Chicago Cubs will have a different starter in four years and a completely different one in 20 years. Well, it’s time. The Chicago Cubs Jon Lester will not start Opening Day, slotting in the third spot. This leaves Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks to compete for the job. To be honest, it’s time. After […] Cubs will have different Opening Day starter in four years - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Cub Tracks slays an egg

Cub Tracks slays an egg

Photo by Patricia J. Garcinuno/ Cubs and MLB news — A goose egg, coronavirus concerns, and other bullets Good pitching beats good hitting, it’s said. Both teams enjoyed good pitching last night. Yu Darvish was out for blood. Cal Quantrill hit less bats than his father Paul used to. Craig Kimbrel’s curve looked sick. Mark Grace opined that he was happy to be retired when he saw that kind of pitching. Unfortunately, the Cubs’ bats looked sicker for a long time. Daniel Descalso got the first hit, to lead off the seventh, when Hu was on the mound. And that opened the floodgates. Al...
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Yu Darvish or Kyle Hendricks will be the Cubs’ Opening Day starter

Yu Darvish or Kyle Hendricks will be the Cubs’ Opening Day starter

Yu or Kyle? | Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via So says manager David Ross. In late February, I wrote that it appeared Yu Darvish was on target to start Opening Day, March 26 in Milwaukee. Wednesday, we learned that it will be either Darvish or Kyle Hendricks: Ross hasn’t named his Opening Day starter, but says it will be Yu Darvish or Kyle Hendricks.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 11, 2020 Darvish is scheduled to start tonight against the Padres at Sloan Park. Hendricks, who is having a fantastic spring in which he’s looked lights-out in all three...
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What’s your blood type? Yu Darvish says he can tell you

What’s your blood type? Yu Darvish says he can tell you

Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports No, really. Plus, one ranking has Yu as a Cy Young candidate. That is not a headline you expected to read this spring, I am certain. And yet, this is a real story (nope, checked the date, it’s not April 1) by Jesse Rogers, who found out from Cubs righthander Yu Darvish that Darvish can guess your blood type: Blood types are more commonly talked about in Japanese culture but even with that knowledge, Darvish isn’t exactly sure how he came about this unique ability. It’s just something he can do. ”It’s what I might use in casual conversation,” Darvish...
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Sorting out the options for the Cubs 2020 Opening Day bullpen

Sorting out the options for the Cubs 2020 Opening Day bullpen

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports There are still open spots. Who will get them? As the Mesa portion of the season winds on, assessing the 26-player roster is the in-vogue thing to do. Here is my look at the current likely options for the upcoming Cubs bullpen. The assessments change mildly after each outing, but clarity is developing. Tossing players into applicable categories makes for easier sorting, and I roll with the rotation options first. I place the Cubs rotation as being (in whichever order): Yu Darvish, Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester, Jose Quintana, Tyler Chatwood/Alec Mills Iowa’s...
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Chicago Cubs rotation could decide the division race

The Chicago Cubs rotation could decide the race in the NL Central. Cole Hamels has moved on, but they still have an impressive staff. The Chicago Cubs didn’t make changes, especially to the rotation. The Cubs have Yu Darvish and Jon Lester competing for an Opening Day start, not to mention Kyle Hendricks. Jose Quintana […] Chicago Cubs rotation could decide the division race - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Mar 6, 2020

Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish sidelined with flu-like illness

The Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish had a cough and didn’t want to take it into the clubhouse. He later tweeted ‘no fever, no flu.’ Thank God. The Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish had a cough. He was admitted for ‘flu-like illness,’ but later tweeted he did not have ‘no fever, no flu.’ I’ll agree, with the […] Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish sidelined with flu-like illness - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Cubs vs. White Sox at Mesa preview, Friday 3/6, 2:05 CT

Cubs vs. White Sox at Mesa preview, Friday 3/6, 2:05 CT

Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via The Sox are going to be a really interesting team in 2020. MESA, Arizona — Yu Darvish, who was scratched from Thursday’s start due to illness, is home and apparently feeling much better: That followed an encouraging assessment earlier in the day from Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, who said the early feedback from doctors was that Darvish was not likely to miss much time. “They think he’s going to be fine,” Epstein said. If Darvish is able to get his scheduled workload in over the next day or two, it would keep him...

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