The Cubs like Russell Martin’s all-around game. He’s an All-Star catcher who’s gone to the playoffs with the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Cubs will be following the standard playbook in professional sports by firing one guy and swinging in a completely different direction with Joe Maddon.
“Outside the organization, outside the city, around baseball, the story is the Cubs are coming fast and the Cubs are coming strong.”
Except for the rumbling sounds of construction, it had been very quiet around Wrigley Field in October.
It's easy to envision Neil Ramirez trotting out of the bullpen for a key eighth inning in mid-October.