The headline-grabbing move out of Cubs Convention won’t be the megadeal that keeps Jake Arrieta pitching at Wrigley Field for the rest of his career.
Trying to deepen and diversify their pitching staff, the Cubs signed left-handers Clayton Richard ($2 million) and Rex Brothers ($1.42 million) to one-year deals.
Joe Maddon checks all the boxes for the Cubs, the free agent who lived up to his contract and already feels like a North Side institution after one unbelievable season.
The Cubs notched 97 wins, beat the Pirates in an unforgettable wild-card game and went through almost 500 bottles of champagne after eliminating the hated Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
ST. LOUIS – Joe Maddon compared the wild-card rush to winning Game 7 of the World Series to start your playoff run.