The Cubs have a target on their back.
They enter 2016 as the odds-on favorite to win the World Series and manager Joe Maddon will have them embracing the expectations.
HAZLETON, Pa. – Not even Joe Maddon can talk his way around this. Not when the Cubs just dropped $272 million on Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist and John Lackey.
Just a thought: Could all this media speculation about Jason Heyward be a strategic way for the Cubs to drive up the price for the St. Louis Cardinals?
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.
Looks like Cubs players are going to have a nice holiday season.
Following a trip to the NLCS, the Cubs are handing out 60 full playoff shares.