Jake Arrieta has become a billboard for The Cubs Way, symbolizing their trade-deadline arbitrage, pitching infrastructure and hopes that 2015 will be different.
Theo Epstein has already called his shot. The Cubs are going to overpay for a No. 1 starter.
It's easy to envision Neil Ramirez trotting out of the bullpen for a key eighth inning in mid-October.
The MLB waiver trading deadline ends Sunday, but the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles got a move in just under the wire.
Carlos Sanchez has only had a few days to acclimate to the high level of defense teammate Alexei Ramirez has provided the White Sox.