Levine: Is Willson Contreras Catching Jake Arrieta A Sign Of What's To Come For Cubs?In an effort to inform their postseason roster, the Cubs want the rookie Contreras to catch all of the rotation members.
Levine: The Case For A 2nd Cy Young Award For Jake ArrietaNo Cubs pitcher has won the award in consecutive seasons. Might that change?
Levine: Cubs Will Closely Monitor Pitchers' Workloads Down StretchManager Joe Maddon wants his rotation to be more fresh for the postseason than it was in 2015.
Levine: Jake Arrieta Regains Dominant Form, But Cubs LoseThe Cubs squandered a bases-loaded, no-out chance in the ninth inning in a 2-1 loss to the Mets.
Jake Arrieta: Long All-Star Break 'Just What I Needed'Arrieta is 3-4 since a 9-0 start and has been hit hard in his past three outings.
Cubs Giving Jake Arrieta A Long Rest Is Reminiscent Of Red Sox's Approach With Pedro Martinez"The end goal is to be as good as you can be come September, come October," Cubs catcher David Ross says.
Emma: Top Moments Of Cubs' 1st HalfIt's been quite the season for the Cubs thus far.
Cubs' Jake Arrieta Prefers Rest In All-Star Game But Is Ready If Needed"Shut it down and not do anything ... that's a benefit," Arrieta says.
Chris Sale Named AL Starter For All-Star GameA five-time All-Star, this is Sale's first starting nod in the All-Star Game.
Dueling Aces? Sale, Arrieta Embrace Possibility Of All-Star StartChicago is home to two of the most dominant pitchers in baseball.
With Clayton Kershaw On DL, Could Jake Arrieta Start The All-Star Game?Mets manager Terry Collins will manage the National League and make the decision.
Cubs Find What's Hampered Jake Arrieta Lately: Mental Approach Contributing To Mechanical Flaw"That's not acceptable for Jake," pitching coach Chris Bosio says of ho-hum results recently for Arrieta. "That's not acceptable for us."