MESA, Ariz. — Spring training opened on Thursday for the Chicago Cubs, and while there is little chance they’ll break their long championship drought this year, there are issues at hand that need examining. Who enters the core of this team by year’s end? And will any of them be pitchers?
Things got off to a rocky start when general manager Jed Hoyer announced one of those potential mainstays on the mound, Jake Arrieta, had shoulder “tightness. …Read the Rest