The Cubs saw Andrew Miller’s upside, envisioned how the lefty reliever could dominate late-game situations and checked in with his representatives last year.
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.
BOCA RATON, Fla.
The Cubs are baseball’s biggest party now, a crazy mix of bonus babies and spare parts, led by a mad-scientist manager who loves giving the middle finger to unwritten rules and an Ivy League execu
The only real sense of panic in the Cubs' bullpen these days comes when the phone rings and they can't hear what name is being called on.