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.
The Cubs made a huge splash when they hired Joe Maddon, giving the celebrity manager a five-year, $25 million contract and immediately raising expectations around the Wrigley Field construct
On paper, it looks like the Cubs could have their starting outfield set for 2015. But that doesn't mean Theo Epstein's front office will stop looking for upgrades.