The Cubs tried to trade for Ben Zobrist before the Tampa Bay Rays flipped the super-utility player to the Oakland A’s in an arbitrage deal.
A trip to New York reminded Joe Maddon of the nowhere-to-hide scrutiny that comes with this job. But having no OFF switch must sound ideal to someone who loves the bright lights.
Could the Cubs have signed Jon Lester without first hiring Joe Maddon?
“We’re kind of tired of the old Cubs. This is the new Cubs.”
Henry Blanco is coming back to Wrigley Field as the quality-assurance coach on Joe Maddon’s staff.