If the Cubs had one bullet to fire during the offseason, they weren’t going to use it on Jose Abreu, the rare big name on the international market they didn’t covet.
MESA, Ariz. – This is the “before” picture, Rick Renteria smiling and clapping and buzzing from one field to the next at Cubs Park. No one knows what the “after” picture will look like.
PHOENIX – The next edition of Carlos Villanueva T-shirts could simply say “I Just Work Here” across the front.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — After 100-plus pitches on Saturday afternoon Felipe Paulino feels as if he’s physically prepared for the regular season.