Cubs right-hander Tyler Chatwood suffered a setback Tuesday in his recovery from a forearm strain, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune was among those to report. Manager David Ross said Chatwood’s “elbow wasn’t feeling good.” The issue sent Chatwood to the 10-day injured list Sept. 1.
With the clock ticking on the season, it’s up in the air whether Chatwood will pitch for the NL Central-leading Cubs again this year. For that matter, it’s unknown whether the pending free agent will take the ball for the Cubs ever again.
Previously with the Rockies, Chatwood was a popular breakout candidate when he reached free agency after 2017 and signed a three-year, $38MM contract with the Cubs. However, the 30-year-old has largely fallen flat since then, evidenced by his 4.70 ERA/4.88 FIP over 199 innings (67 appearances, 30 starts) with Chicago. Chatwood began this year in Cy Young-level fashion with 12 2/3 innings of one-run, six-hit ball and 19 strikeouts against four walks in his first two starts, but thanks in part to injuries, his numbers have declined precipitously since then. He owns a 5.30 ERA through 18 2/3 frames this season.
In the event Chatwood doesn’t return this season, it would dent the Cubs’ pitching depth to some extent. Statistically, their rotation has been better than most teams’ this season, but there are concerns after Cy Young contender Yu Darvish, the perennially strong Kyle Hendricks and the no-hitter-throwing Alec Mills. Jon Lester has gotten smacked around in four of his most recent starts, Jose Quintana has been on the IL with left lat inflammation since Sept. 2, and Adbert Alzolay hasn’t given the Cubs much length in any of his outings.
Add Strop, Abbott, or Marquez to the 40.
Hey, it’s that guy that lives on Twitter, gets all of his information from Twitter, and pretends to be a baseball expert.
Chattwood — the gift that keeps on giving. Nice job Theo!
Rick Hahn, the gift that’s never given! Nice job, Jerry!
Xxtreme——just leave him alone——-and get ready for him to laugh at the Cubs for losing games this week—he’ll be in pure joy with the tough schedule the Cubs have this week. I have a brother that professes to be a Sox fan. I asked him today what’s he gonna do this weekend when the Twins are in town. His answer—-“I hope the Cubs lose every game.” Typical——happier when the Cubs lose than the Sox win.
Why do Cubs fans think everyone who acknowledges some TRUTH about the Cubs is hating on them. Chattwood was a BAD bet by Theo. In fact, every FA acquisition and trade after Lester has been highly suspect. The truth only hurts those who are delusional.
Darvish and Mills seem to be working out well. So, there’s that. Don’t forget to root for the Cubs this week.
Short Memory Syndrome?
Don’t need Cubs help this week!
Sox best record in baseball behind only LA Dodgers – that’s because LAD haven’t played the Sox yet!!! Ha.
Dane Dunning out pitched Yu tonight!!
Cy Young for Dunning in 2021!
MVP for Abreu or TA#7. Doesn’t matter. Maybe the “loser” gets NL MVP.
TA BA title again. Maybe he hits .400!
Abreu will hit 60 RBI in < 60 games.
Wow, no one on Cubs even batting .290?!!
TA#7 gonna beat .406!!
Dumpster divin’ Theo!!
ChiSox – I hope you know everyone reads your responses, and we roll our eyes. Your responses are lame at best, so get back to your jr. high school and stop! You’re silly!
Most eye-popping stat of the 60-game season: with two weeks to go, a total of 190 players have made their Major League debut in 2020. This includes 70 position players and an astounding 120 pitchers. Debuting pitchers have logged 1,358 of the 12,160 innings this year (11.16%) while surrendering 236 of the `1,832 homers (12.88%). They have also been credited with 73 of the 1,410 wins (5.18%) and registered 9 saves.
The Miami Marlins lead the way with 17 MLB debuts in 2020, which is remarkable in its own right.
you can tell ChiSoxCity is a virgin because he just refreshes mlbtr over and over until a new cub thread is available to troll – lmao
what a f***ing loser, for real
the cubs (or the white sox) are the least of your worries, my friend…
Eat a @$%<
The truth only hurts those who are delusional.
For someone (Orichalcon) to get this personal and this upset over baseball banter is the probably the person who has the problem! Look in mirror bro
Cubs fans take things so personal and they’re the ones who are seriously delusional. Some live and die Cubs and many are like 40-60 year old men & women (who have never stepped on a ballfield, EVER). So who’s delusional again?
Cubs fans love to brag that they have so many more fans (like in some way that benefits them personally, Lol). So I think some Sox fans just like to point out failures of Cubs to put Cubs fans in their place. Some are so fanatical and brainwashed that it’s kind of sad!
If you cannot admit that Theo has made some very poor moves then you are foolish or ignorant (or both).
Frankly, Cubs fans have been this way since blacks first migrated from down south up to Chicago (the southside primarily). Their hatred of the White Sox is just a by-product of the racism and segregation in practice by northside and suburban whites.
Give me a break! Where do you come up with this stuff?
Racism and segregation is not a White Sox fan/Cubs fan thing. It’s a Chicago thing.
So you’re gonna just ignore history in the city and pretend race isn’t a factor in the bile and vitriol from Cubs fans towards the southside, and by proxy, the White Sox? I’ve been a Sox fan for 35 years now, and the crap I hear out of Cubs fans has NEVER had anything to do with baseball. It’s social, economic, and racist (anti-black, anti-urban). Don’t believe it, do your own research around the web, or better yet, just take the rose-colored glasses off. The tv series, Lovecraft Country on HBO Max, does a top notch job explaining what many have known for generations about Chicago.
I don’t need no Internet or Lovecraft whatever to tell me that CHICAGO is racist. I grew up on the South Side during the seventies and eighties. I saw racism with my own eyes and heard it with my own ears. And when I lived on the North Side afterwards for over 25 years, I heard it from people there.
But to make the jump that Cubs fans are racist because they don’t like the Sox or the South Side is misrepresenting the rivalry. Some Cubs fans may like to equate Sox fans to an easy target, William Ligue, but every fanbase as well as any type of group has their bad apples
That’s a ridiculous statement. It’s baseball relax youngster! Interjecting race? Come on man! Really?
I’ve never understood why so many Sox fans are bitter over the Cubs. Is it because they fill Wrigley for almost every game? Because they always get more attention from the media? Imagine having your priorities so mixed up that you’d rather see another team lose than your team win. It’s hilarious that there are Sox fans who would rather see a division rival (who they are in a tight race with) win this weekend just so the Cubs can lose. Is the Mets/Yankees rivalry this asinine? I know I don’t speak for all Cubs fans, but I think the vast majority could care less about what the Sox do; after all, they’re not even in the same LEAGUE. Maybe it’s that apathy that annoys Sox fans?