Jake Arrieta has become a billboard for The Cubs Way, symbolizing their trade-deadline arbitrage, pitching infrastructure and hopes that 2015 will be different.
Imagine Manny Ramirez in a Cubs uniform next season, working with Javier Baez, Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant in the batting cage every day.
MILWAUKEE — There are no alarm bells ringing for Rick Renteria. The Cubs manager will be back next season.
The Cubs need pitching and will have money to spend this winter. Justin Masterson is a Midwest guy who needs a place to hit the reset button on his career.