Cubs executives looked at the closer’s job as a carrot they could dangle in free agency. Now Jose Veras has the chance to work the ninth inning at Wrigley Field.
Masahiro Tanaka might be the only name out there that would energize Cubs fans in a winter defined by Jeff Samardzija trade rumors and non-updates on the Wrigley Field renovation.
By Nick Wilder
Former Cub Mark DeRosa believes the team would be wise to hold on to Jeff Samardzija.