Over the winter, Theo Epstein and the Cubs had a simple message for Kris Bryant: Keep dominat
No sellout crowds. No buzz. No superstars. The most interesting battle between the Cubs and White Sox won’t happen within the 10 miles separating Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field.
One night at the winter meetings, in the lobby of a Walt Disney World resort, a team official described Jeff Samardzija’s camp and Theo Epstein’s front office playing a game of chicken.
If the Cubs had one bullet to fire during the offseason, they weren’t going to use it on Jose Abreu, the rare big name on the international market they didn’t covet.