MESA, Ariz. – When healthy, Arodys Vizcaino’s stuff is as good as anyone else’s in Cubs camp. General manager Jed Hoyer said as much when pitchers and catchers reported to Arizona.
MESA, Ariz. – James Russell is an old-school reliever. He grew up in big-league clubhouses. He wants the ball. He doesn’t think the Cubs have overworked him.
MESA, Ariz. — The Jason Hammel rebranding began on Monday morning at a mostly empty Cubs Park, in a B game against a no-name lineup of San Francisco Giants.
MESA, Ariz. – Rick Renteria once joked about ordering Rosetta Stone tapes, so he could learn Japanese just in case the Cubs signed Masahiro Tanaka.