MESA, Ariz. — James Shields would have been the exclamation point to a monster winter. But that non-move could put the Cubs in position to make a bigger deal this summer.
At the moment, the Cubs appear ready to take three big-league caliber catchers to spring training and wait for a better deal to come to them in Arizona.
Theo Epstein isn’t the star attraction anymore and the Cubs aren’t talking about maybe hoping to surprise some people this summer if they get lucky and everything breaks right.
The Cubs see Jake Arrieta as a big part of their future, and he could get paid like a frontline starter at some point.
Do the Cubs have another big move left this offseason?