Jason Hammel took down Masahiro Tanaka at Wrigley Field, a 6-1 decision over the New York Yankees that ended a streak of 42 unbeaten regular-season starts for the Japanese ace.
PHOENIX — Theo Epstein used to show up at these things with little money to spend, not enough stud prospects and a look that said: What am I doing here?
The Cubs will be in the hunt for more big free agents after Joe Maddon.
An offseason that already promised the potential for big splashes will get one if – when? – the Cubs land Joe Maddon.
“Outside the organization, outside the city, around baseball, the story is the Cubs are coming fast and the Cubs are coming strong.”