Attention, passengers: the Jake Arrieta Regression Train has been delayed indefinitely. We apologize for any inconvenience, but Arrieta has just been so freakin’ good that it has caused a number of issues with our theoretical capacitor and projection drive. Please see a gate agent for further instructions on how to reschedule your expectations.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I had a ticket for that train. Okay, that’s not exactly true. I was actually just riding standby. Either way, I did not expect the Cubs ace to continue the historically dominant performance that earned him 2015’s Cy Young award. Not that I thought he’d drop off tremendously, mind you, just that I thought a departure from the best second half ever was inevitable. But like Tony Rocky Horror (aka Antwan Rockamora) before me, I shoulda better known better.
You see, this isn’t a half-season thing. It’s not some kind of schedule fluke or SSS extrapolation that can’t hold up over time. Thing is, I’m not sure what to call Jake Arrieta during his tenure with the Cubs. A human cheat code? A freak? As a man who prides himself on being possessed of a strong-to-quite-strong vocabulary, I’m at a loss when it …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider