This closer situation is, uh, “organic.”
ST. LOUIS — Less than 12 hours after Rick Renteria declared Jose Veras is “still our guy,” the Cubs manager moved onto other options for the ninth inning.
It's not the most conventional way of doing things, but Justin Grimm is willing to take the Jeff Samardzija path to get what he wants.
The group that looks out across the Pittsburgh skyline and runs onto the field at PNC Park on Monday afternoon won’t be the same one that shows up for Game 162.
MESA, Ariz. – James Russell is an old-school reliever. He grew up in big-league clubhouses. He wants the ball. He doesn’t think the Cubs have overworked him.