Carlos Villanueva

9m

MESA, Ariz. — The breakthrough season the Cubs hoped to see from Jake Arrieta is already off to a slow start.

10m

The Cubs missed on their top target in free agency (Masahiro Tanaka) and they’ve considered trading their best pitcher (Jeff Samardzija).

11m

Cubs executives looked at the closer’s job as a carrot they could dangle in free agency. Now Jose Veras has the chance to work the ninth inning at Wrigley Field.

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