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.”
As the Cubs zeroed in on the Boston Red Sox general manager, and the Theo Epstein negotiations began to unfold, an insider put it this way: Once you go down this road, there’s no turning back.
As the Cubs headed toward another losing season, there were no "We stinks" moments in the clubhouse.
It's easy to envision Neil Ramirez trotting out of the bullpen for a key eighth inning in mid-October.