WASHINGTON — Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer lifted his fingers and used air quotes for all the positive developments/rationalizations/talking points used by fans, the media and his co-workers.
PHILADELPHIA – The Cubs will really need Jake Arrieta when they trade away 40 percent of their rotation again.
Will Jake Arrieta become part of the Cubs core?
MILWAUKEE – Jason Hammel is a good dude who’s been getting different versions of the same question since spring training.
“Fire away,” Hammel said. “It’s not like it’s going to stop.”