MESA, Ariz. — Masahiro Tanaka would have completely changed the mood around here.
MESA, Ariz. — The breakthrough season the Cubs hoped to see from Jake Arrieta is already off to a slow start.
The Cubs missed on their top target in free agency (Masahiro Tanaka) and they’ve considered trading their best pitcher (Jeff Samardzija).
As the Cubs enter Year 3 of Theo Epstein's regime, they are dealing with some of the same questions all over again.
Where will the Cubs be in two years?
The pieces are starting to come together for Theo Epstein, who took over the Cubs front office two years and two weeks ago.