Austin is a Senior Writer for The Loops Sports, covering the Cubs. He's a lifelong baseball junkie (due to his father) and as a former college pitcher has a particular affinity for the art of pitching. Austin loves to commute in Chicago on his bike, and enjoys camping and canoeing as often as possible. He attained his master's degree in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University Chicago in 2014.
While it’s understandable that the majority of the fanfare this spring is centered around u Darvish, Cubs fans should be just as excited about having Tyler Chatwood in town to fill out the bottom of the rotation.
Certainly the most volatile group of any team, the Cubs of 2017 employed a bullpen that was as inconsistent and head-scratching as there was in baseball, will the re-tooled 2018 version provide more stability?