Clayton Richard


The Cubs saw Andrew Miller’s upside, envisioned how the lefty reliever could dominate late-game situations and checked in with his representatives last year.


Clayton Richard is optimistic about his future and until recently it had been a while since he experienced similar confidence.


Miguel Montero caught a quick glimpse as Tony Cruz chugged toward home plate and suspected the Cubs had a shot to make a play.


The only real sense of panic in the Cubs' bullpen these days comes when the phone rings and they can't hear what name is being called on.