Chris Coghlan


MESA, Ariz. — Jeff Samardzija sized up his old team with another classic one-liner: “I think we’re seeing a little feast or famine out of the Cubbies this year.”


MESA, Ariz. — The Cubs and Scott Boras absolutely need each other in this marriage of convenience.


Theo Epstein isn’t the star attraction anymore and the Cubs aren’t talking about maybe hoping to surprise some people this summer if they get lucky and everything breaks right.


The Cubs see Jake Arrieta as a big part of their future, and he could get paid like a frontline starter at some point.


The Cubs finalized Chris Denorfia’s one-year, $2.6 million deal on Friday, adding the veteran to an outfield mix filled with potential and question marks.