Chicago Cubs News: Chatwood better than Cobb; Quintana a dark horse

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Pitching. Pitching. Pitching. That was our theme yesterday as we talked about the Chicago Cubs and what they’ve added. Will Tyler Chatwood be better than Alex Cobb? And why Jose Quintana is a darkhorse candidate for the Cy Young.

It seems so long ago, but there was a time when the Chicago Cubs were almost a guarantee to sign Alex Cobb. And then, they weren’t. After all of it, the Cubs pulled the trigger and signed Tyler Chatwood. And overall, Cubs’ fans seem much happier about him over Cobb. Cobb is a solid pitcher, and there wouldn’t have been anything wrong with getting him. But there’s something about Chatwood that has people intrigued.

The Cubs’ Jose Quintana would be considered a darkhorse candidate to win the Cy Young. But much of that is that Quintana hardly gets the respect he deserves. Remember, he pitched for a White Sox team that was in the middle of a rebuild and wasn’t helping him at all. Still, his consistency and drive may put him square in the middle of the conversation if he can put it all together.

After all of the dust settles from free agency, one thing is true. The Cubs were the only one to add a big name pitcher to their staff. With all of the players out there who could of, would of and should have fit? The Cubs signing of Yu Darvish stands alone as the only one by an NL Central team. That could prove to be a critical deal as we move towards the trading deadline as everyone could be chasing the Cubs.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Chatwood could outperform Cobb in 2018’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Could Quintana be a darkhorse Cy Young candidate?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs only Central team to add a big arm’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Giants’ MadBum, Shark to miss time’ –

‘Dodgers’ Kershaw finishes spring with a 0.00 ERA’ – ESPN

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