MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs Way: Players getting questions about the trade deadline before their first full-squad workout this spring.
MESA, Ariz. – Rick Renteria once joked about ordering Rosetta Stone tapes, so he could learn Japanese just in case the Cubs signed Masahiro Tanaka.
MESA, Ariz. – After Game 161, Edwin Jackson stood at his locker inside Busch Stadium’s visiting clubhouse and summed it up this way: “It was a s----- year.”
MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs plan to build around Welington Castillo. They just need to keep their 26-year-old catcher on the field.