MESA, Ariz. — This is how Joe Maddon’s mind works: The Cubs manager brought up a retired four-star general/former Secretary of State while breaking down Jason Motte’s impact on the bullpen.
Betting on Jason Motte could have a big payoff with Joe Maddon at the controls of the Cubs bullpen.
“Outside the organization, outside the city, around baseball, the story is the Cubs are coming fast and the Cubs are coming strong.”
As the Cubs headed toward another losing season, there were no "We stinks" moments in the clubhouse.
It's easy to envision Neil Ramirez trotting out of the bullpen for a key eighth inning in mid-October.