Some quick hitters before I get into my first UofA football breakdown of 2017:
- Go Ducks tonight! (For what it’s worth, I’m also picking the Penguins to win their Game 7 in Washington).
- Jake Arrieta, the 2015 Cy Young Winner, has a 5.35 ERA in 7 starts thus far this season. It’s a contract year for him and I expect that he’ll command a 5 year, $125 million deal or thereabouts. I advocated on Twitter this offseason that I hoped the Cubs would’ve traded him but to no avail. If I was a GM, there’s no way I’d give Arrieta anywhere near that kind of money as he hasn’t been that sharp for the last year or so. I would be shocked if Theo Epstein and company pays Arrieta that kind of monster contract, especially with the young hitters up for new deals in the coming years. With John Lackey also a free agent in 2017, I’m thinking the Cubs 2018 rotation will look A LOT different than it does today.
- Here are 5 sleepers to win the unofficial 5th major, THE PLAYERS this weekend:
Justin Thomas (30-1), Brooks Koepka (36-1), Paul Casey (48-1), Martin Kaymer (68-1), Matt Kuchar (70-1)
Now let’s talk about my favorite sport, college football, and the team I’ve seen play 115 times in person (yes I’ve counted), the Arizona Wildcats…