Aroldis Chapman blew away Mike Olt with four straight fastballs. The first one hit 99 mph. The next three clocked 100 mph. Game. Over.
The Cubs are bigger than just Jon Lester.
DENVER – This is exactly how the Cubs pictured Dexter Fowler as they designed their blueprints this offseason, creating a sense of momentum from the leadoff spot and flying around the bases.
How will this team perform with actual expectations?
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.”