MESA, Ariz. — This is how Joe Maddon’s mind works: The Cubs manager brought up a retired four-star general/former Secretary of State while breaking down Jason Motte’s impact on the bullpen.
Joe Maddon is in for a big adjustment period.
The Cubs tried to trade for Ben Zobrist before the Tampa Bay Rays flipped the super-utility player to the Oakland A’s in an arbitrage deal.
Throwing at 120 feet, Jesse Crain likes his progress as he continues to work back from biceps tendinitis surgery last year.
Joe Maddon will take the reins as the Cubs' new manager this season, and though he will be scrutinized mainly on his baseball acumen in the dugout, there is another side of him that Cubs fans just