With a taxed bullpen in need of reinforcements, the Cubs selected the contract of right-hander Gonzalez Germen and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa prior to Sunday's series final a
The Cubs are bigger than just Jon Lester.
The Cubs wanted the focus to finally be on the field this season. That lasted maybe the time it took to drink a Budweiser or two on Opening Night.
By Sarah Langs
His first win in a Cubs uniform is a milestone for Joe Maddon, but he doesn’t want to pop the champagne just yet.
MESA, Ariz. — This is how Joe Maddon’s mind works: The Cubs manager brought up a retired four-star general/former Secretary of State while breaking down Jason Motte’s impact on the bullpen.