Cubs News: Maddon on Arrieta: "We don't want to push him right now"

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Video Description: Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the team's handling of pitcher Jake Arrieta heading into the NLDS.

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"It's just an indication that we don't want to push him right now," manager Joe Maddon said. "We thought we could control it more in a sidepiece as opposed to a sim game, which we didn't think was that impactful."

"A sim game's not a real game, either," Maddon said. "There's no way to replicate a real game other than a real game. So we just thought a more controlled environment meaning a bullpen as opposed to a simulated game.

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