The Cubs made a huge splash when they hired Joe Maddon, giving the celebrity manager a five-year, $25 million contract and immediately raising expectations around the Wrigley Field construct
The 2014 Cubs season was a mixture of horror, hooray & hope.
As the Cubs zeroed in on the Boston Red Sox general manager, and the Theo Epstein negotiations began to unfold, an insider put it this way: Once you go down this road, there’s no turning back.
On paper, it looks like the Cubs could have their starting outfield set for 2015. But that doesn't mean Theo Epstein's front office will stop looking for upgrades.