Chicago Cubs players have some asks in their letter to Santa
Chicago Cubs: What the pitchers want from Santa
The Chicago Cubs pitchers may have a few presents in mind from Santa this holiday to include, health club memberships, massages and plenty of ice and heat as they are clearly needing Santa to keep them healthy this off-season. Chicago Cubs pitchers Yu Darvish is looking forward to a an off-season that doesn’t require surgery or much medical attention.
Of course Santa visited a little early during the Winter Meetings this year, dropping a Rule 5 pitching-present in 26-year-old, right-hander Trevor Megill. Megill posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 39 minor-league games last season. Megill spent most of his time in Triple-A where he struck out 87 batters in 60.2 innings, including an eye-popping 12.7 K/9 rate with Triple-A El Paso.
Collectively, the pitchers that will remain on the team at the start of next season really are just looking for respect. The Chicago Cubs have great pitchers but it’s been the offensive production that has made them look much worse than they really are.
The Cubs pitching stars Yu Darvish, Jose Quintana, Kyle Hendricks, Craig Kimbrel and Jon Lester are still some of the best arms in the biz and when you add upcoming stars like Rowan Wick, Kyle Ryan, Megill and Duane Underwood Jr., you start to see that the Cubs pitching doesn’t have many holes.
They will need some help for sure but if the rest of the team can take care of offensive production, our pitchers can really shine next season and finally get the respect they deserve. If the man in the big red suit could bring back that respect for Cubs pitching by helping the offense be more productive, Santa will have done it again.
With all the naughtiness coming to light that’s been happening around MLB this past season, its too early to say whether some teams will be getting past over by the man in red this holiday. The Cubs on the other hand, haven’t been winning like they used to but at least can expect a visit from Santa since they aren’t on “that” naughty list.