Slide continues, Jake Arrieta’s rotation status

Podcast: Cubs’ slide continues, Arrieta’s rotation status originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Cubs have slipped to six games back in the NL Central and things look bleak. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is struggling to put together solid outings. Is it time to remove him from the rotation?

David Kaplan, Maddie Lee, Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss Arrieta and what the Cubs should do. The crew also discusses the increase in offense around the game since MLB cracked down on “sticky stuff,” and the Cubs’ lack of movement as the trade deadline gets closer.

(1:30) – Is Jake Arrieta’s Cubs career over?

(7:00) – What should the Cubs do with Arrieta’s rotation spot if they replace him?

(12:40) – Cubs’ lack of movement to trade for or trade away

(18:30) – Improved offense all around the game with no “sticky stuff”

(28:00) – Can the Cubs turn the season around?

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