CINCINNATI – The Cubs didn’t sign Edwin Jackson with the idea that they would flip him, instead viewing him as a long-term asset that would mature along with a gradually improving team.
When the Cubs dealt Sean Marshall, one of the game's elite relievers, to the Reds in December 2011, Theo Epstein and the front office were all about turning short-term assets into long-term assets
In this game, things can change in a flash.
With talk of the designated hitter coming to the National League, count the Cubs among those opposed to the idea.
When the Cubs first reported for spring training three months ago, there were six good options for the starting rotation. Somebody was going to get left out in the cold.