Neil Ramirez


On a day when all the attention was given to Kris Bryant, who many hope can be the franchise's biggest piece for the foreseeable future, one of the most important pieces of the Cubs' bullpen heade


Bad news for Neil Ramirez interrupted all the good vibes around this Cubs team.


MESA, Ariz. — This is how Joe Maddon’s mind works: The Cubs manager brought up a retired four-star general/former Secretary of State while breaking down Jason Motte’s impact on the bullpen. 


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.


Betting on Jason Motte could have a big payoff with Joe Maddon at the controls of the Cubs bullpen.