The Cubs saw Andrew Miller’s upside, envisioned how the lefty reliever could dominate late-game situations and checked in with his representatives last year.
In the middle of November, Cubs fans can dream about Jake Arrieta and Zack Greinke at the top of their rotation next year.
This isn’t the NBA, so the Cubs didn’t have to put the full-court press on once the free-agent marketplace opened on Friday at 11 p.m. Chicago time.
Jake Arrieta understands getting traded here changed the trajectory of his career and helped transform him into a leading Cy Young Award candidate.
PITTSBURGH — Jake Arrieta had just thrown a no-hitter on national television when he walked into Dodger Stadium’s interview room wearing a gray striped onesie covered in moust