PITTSBURGH – The Cubs noticed the way Russell Martin helped change the culture around the Pittsburgh Pirates and targeted the free-agent catcher for his clubhouse presence, pitch-framing feel and
PITTSBURGH – If the Cubs needed a moment to ignite a rivalry with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chris Coghlan might have delivered it by crashing into Jung Ho Kang with a hard slide that could echo into
PITTSBURGH – Jake Arrieta might be the best pitcher on the planet at this moment.
PITTSBURGH — Jake Arrieta is obsessed with pushing himself and finding different ways to improve, but he hasn’t been fixated on 20 wins the way the media has zeroed in on that magic number.
PITTSBURGH — This is why the Cubs gave Jon Lester $155 million guaranteed — to pitch in big games, give their young players more confidence/attitude and ultimately lead this team into October.