Chicago Cubs News: Big move not needed; Pitching prospects

Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Cubs have been in on a few of the available pitching free agents, specifically Yu Darvish. But the Cubs don’t need to make a big, splashy move to compete.

The Chicago Cubs have a roster in place that has won the Central the last two seasons. They’ve been the NLCS the last three years and won it all in 2016. But it seems that now, Cubs fans have gotten a little bit greedy. Don’t be those fans. As the Cubs push towards another postseason appearance, titles will come. When Theo Epstein took over, the goal was to be competitive for years to come. So let’s pump the brakes a little bit, here. While it would be nice to see the Cubs get Yu Darvish or Alex Cobb, they don’t have to get them.

After several years of drafting positional players–and good ones–the Cubs have moved on to stocking their cupboard with pitching. In the past, they still selected it, but they did it in the later rounds. Quantity over quality, and eventually they expected some of it to stick. They’re starting to see the fruits of their labor come around, slowly but surely making their way up the farm system.

With it being the holidays, it’s been a slow week for baseball news. So we decided to have a little bit of fun with it. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have been affectionately named “Bryzzo,” by the fans and the marketing team. But what if they were a food combination? Which one would they be? Steak and eggs? Spaghetti and meatballs? Lamb and tuna fish?

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Cubs don’t need a big move to be ready for 2018’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Pitching prospects starting to show up’ – Cubbies Crib

‘What food combination are Rizzo and Bryant?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘6 free agents who might remain on the market late’ –

‘Nationals sign Adams to one-year deal’ – ESPN

#Cubs on Twitter

Next: Schwarber a man on a mission

Be sure to check back later today for more Cubs news and analysis! And follow us on our Twitter @CubbiesCrib, like our Facebook page and follow us on G+!