PHOENIX — The Cubs will need a fifth starter to replace Jake Arrieta in April.
MESA, Ariz. – Instead of marketing mercenaries for the trade deadline, maybe Chris Bosio will someday be getting his pitchers ready for a pennant race where the Cubs are actually a factor.
MESA, Ariz. – Starlin Castro summed up the experience for an injured player in spring training: “It sucks to be doing this. I’d rather be playing.”
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Cubs have one obvious candidate to start Opening Day in Jeff Samardzija, the longest-tenured guy on the team and a 200-innings/200-strikeouts force.