Road worriers? Not Cubs. But if fans want to worry? “Please, freak out,” manager Joe Maddon said. “If you want to freak out, freak out.”
Kris Bryant said the Cubs are still looking to fill the clubhouse roles vacated by retired catcher David Ross and others.
Advanced metrics offer teams a lot more information about how to put a lineup together.
Ben Zobrist’s ongoing back problems sidelined him Saturday, exacerbating the Cubs’ already limited options on the bench.
The Cubs weren’t going to have room for Butler on their opening-day roster no matter how well he pitched, but they’re impressed. It’s hard not to be.
The Cubs’ 10 comeback wins mean they’re resilient — and that they’ve trailed in all but six of the first 28 games. “Not ideal,” Miguel Montero said.
The Cubs assured an extra year of club control when they delayed Bryant’s debut in 2015. It looks like the only way they were going to get that year.