Chicago Cubs News: Brewers catching up; Cubs past reactionary moves

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While the Chicago Cubs can’t worry about what the Milwaukee Brewers are doing, they’re at least taking notice. But one thing the Cubs aren’t going to do is make reactionary moves.

The Chicago Cubs are no doubt taking notice of the Milwaukee Brewers. After trading for Christian Yelich and signing Lorenzo Cain, the Brewers have gotten increasingly better. But if there’s one place the Cubs have the advantage in, it’s pitching. That might sound weird with all of the talk about it that we’ve done this winter. But their starting rotation isn’t near as good as the Cubs. But they haven’t said they’re done, and might still go after Yu Darvish or Jake Arrieta.

There was a time that when the Cubs saw other teams make a move in the division, they would make one as well. It was a sort of “anything you can do, I can do better” mentality. But those days are gone as the Cubs continue to stick to the plan they have in place. Other teams within the division will do things to get better–it’s what they’re supposed to do. Did we think the Cubs were just going to be better by default for the next 10 years? Teams will come after you, but that’s why they need to stick to the plan.

Hopefully, the Yu Darvish signing will come to a climax this week as the hopes are he will sign this week. The Cubs still appear to be the favorite, as they have been for much of the winter. But until Darvish signs, there isn’t going to be a celebration for him anytime soon. He’s led fans–Cubs and otherwise–on a trip that they hope will soon come to an end.

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‘Braun willing to try 1st base’ – ESPN

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