A trip to New York reminded Joe Maddon of the nowhere-to-hide scrutiny that comes with this job. But having no OFF switch must sound ideal to someone who loves the bright lights.
When the Cubs were courting David Ross in free agency, people were quick to throw out the phrase "Jon Lester's personal catcher" when describing the veteran.
The Cubs announced on Friday that they have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
Could the Cubs have signed Jon Lester without first hiring Joe Maddon?