The headline-grabbing move out of Cubs Convention won’t be the megadeal that keeps Jake Arrieta pitching at Wrigley Field for the rest of his career.
Trying to deepen and diversify their pitching staff, the Cubs signed left-handers Clayton Richard ($2 million) and Rex Brothers ($1.42 million) to one-year deals.
The only real sense of panic in the Cubs' bullpen these days comes when the phone rings and they can't hear what name is being called on.
PITTSBURGH – All these issues will be magnified in October.
PHILADELPHIA – The Kansas City Royals unveiled a playoff blueprint last year, essentially making it a six-inning game and riding their bullpen to a Game 7 loss in the World Series.