John Lackey has seen it all before.
This was supposed to be the breakthrough year when the Cubs made their recruiting pitch to Jon Lester.
The Cubs didn’t make one huge splash this winter, hoping the ripple effect from their smaller moves will create a pitching staff that can win a World Series.
The Cubs are always trying to stay ahead of the curve, picturing the lineup five years out, recalibrating their financial position and preparing for worst-case scenarios.
Adam Warren hasn't thrown a pitch in a Cubs uniform yet, but he's already dreamed about what it would be like to win it all at Wrigley Field.