The headline-grabbing move out of Cubs Convention won’t be the megadeal that keeps Jake Arrieta pitching at Wrigley Field for the rest of his career.
Trying to deepen and diversify their pitching staff, the Cubs signed left-handers Clayton Richard ($2 million) and Rex Brothers ($1.42 million) to one-year deals.
In the middle of November, Cubs fans can dream about Jake Arrieta and Zack Greinke at the top of their rotation next year.
The only real sense of panic in the Cubs' bullpen these days comes when the phone rings and they can't hear what name is being called on.
ST. LOUIS – Pedro Strop stood at his locker and smiled at reporters, patiently answering a few questions and showing no signs of defensive body language at all.