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“You want to be paid in respect to how your peers are paid,” Arrieta says.
The Cubs are averaging an MLB-best 6.19 runs per game.
“We are thrilled by the start we have gotten, but we are not blinded by it,” Epstein says.
Bryant’s ability to play left field creates many lineup options for manager Joe Maddon.
Baez hit his first career walk-off homer in a 4-3 win against the Nationals.
Sale had a rough first inning, then recovered nicely to move to 7-0.
“For me, I just come in here and do my job,” Ventura says.
Maddon manages with a philosophy borrowed from the corporate world.
“He is a different cat,” manager Robin Ventura says of the intense Lawrie.
“It’s all about being a professional player,” Dioner Navarro says.
“We have to keep on rolling,” Todd Frazier says of the White Sox and their 19-8 start.
After continuing to struggle, Danks has seen his 10-year career with the White Sox come to an end.
The Cubs finished April with their best winning percentage ever in the first month of the season.
“Joe is never anxious or has any stress in his voice,” catcher David Ross says.
In his 19th MLB season, the polarizing Pierzynski still loves the competition.
Arrieta improved to 5-0 to start despite some command issues in a win against the Brewers.
Fowler’s .488 on-base percentage sets the table for the Cubs offense.
At 15-5, the Cubs are off to their best start since 1907.
“I know what I am doing behind the scenes,” Arrieta says.
Latos has a 0.74 ERA and has been one of baseball’s biggest surprises.