The bleachers are long gone, but they’ll be back.
Chicago needs an outfielder, left-handed hitting and a speedster. Crawford fits the bill.
The Cubs have already spoken with agents for Jon Lester and Jason Hammel.
At issue is when agent Alan Nero had contact with the Cubs.
Theo Epstein and Maddon have denied any tampering occurred.
Both Chicago clubs have in the neighborhood of $50 million to spend, if they choose.
Former Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija will be on the move again this offseason and the Chicago White Sox may be one of the teams that kicks the tires on a deal.
As much as we think of the Cubs’ future, we still don’t really know much at all.
Maddon became a household name in his nine seasons managing the Rays.
Along with a top-notch pitcher, Martin is the Cubs’ priority in free agency.
“I kind of like that freedom unless you have an absolute hammer at the end of the game,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
We’re excited about looking forward,” Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says. “We’re excited about having a great new manager.”
Russell Martin is highly respected for his work with different pitching staffs.
Any improvement within league rules shouldn’t warrant criticism.
Martin hit .290 and had a .402 on-base percentage in 2014.
Both Chicago teams could use a consistent left-handed hitting outfielder.
“He’s going to be here a long time,” Theo Epstein says of Joe Maddon.
The public kept betting the Cubs … and kept betting the Cubs … and kept betting the Cubs.
There’s a story behind a comment from Theo Epstein on Monday.
New Cubs manager Joe Maddon is truly one of a kind.