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Chicago Cubs News: Hatred isn’t the norm; Arrieta’s potential deal

Oct 15, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs pinch hitter Miguel Montero hits a grand slam against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in game one of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 15, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs pinch hitter Miguel Montero hits a grand slam against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in game one of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /
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There’s been plenty of talk about how the Chicago Cubs will become the “hatable winners”. Sure, there will be a few who feel that way–most on the South Side–but not many.

The Chicago Cubs had a long history of losing. There were a few good years mixed in, but they all ended with the Cubs losing the last game. For Cubs fans, this is a burden they will no longer have to bear. But now there’s talk about the Cubs becoming a “hateable team”? Is this even possible? I guess when you start talking about a potential dynasty, I can see where the animosity can come from. But the overall feeling about the Cubs is far from hate.

Recently, Jake Arrieta gave Cubs’ fans a little bit of hope that he could sign an extension with them. Our Tim Stebbins took a look at why the Cubs offering him a three-year deal would be fair to both sides. His performance presents one standard, while his age may present another. So a three-year deal would split the difference for both sides and hopefully make everyone happy.

Following the World Series, while it should have been excitement and celebrations, a few players weren’t very happy with their roles in the postseason. Aroldis Chapman was one and to an extent, I could understand. But Miguel Montero I could not. The man still had two of the most CLUTCH hits in the playoff run–and still complained. It’s probably time for him to quietly accept his role.

These and other stories you may have missed:

‘The hateable winners will never happen’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Giving Arrieta a three-year extension fair for both sides’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Slugger, 2-year old son connect at the flip’ – MLB.com

‘Montero needs to accept his role–quietly’ – Cubbies Crib

‘MLBPA, MLB look to change pregame schedules’ – Cubbies Crib

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