Theo Epstein isn’t the star attraction anymore and the Cubs aren’t talking about maybe hoping to surprise some people this summer if they get lucky and everything breaks right.
The Cubs see Jake Arrieta as a big part of their future, and he could get paid like a frontline starter at some point.
The Cubs made a huge splash when they hired Joe Maddon, giving the celebrity manager a five-year, $25 million contract and immediately raising expectations around the Wrigley Field construct
Jon Lester is still one of the biggest dominos to fall in Major League Baseball's offseason.
Jake Arrieta fired his 97th pitch of the night and walked off the mound as Luis Valbuena fired across the diamond to retire St. Louis rookie Oscar Taveras.