"I want very much to perform at a high level for the Chicago Cubs," said Darvish through an interpreter. "But after reviewing the 2019 schedule that just came out, I'm afraid I won't be able to participate in any of those games."
"Look, you've got to score more than one run to win most ballgames," said manager Joe Maddon. "We're going to shake things up tonight."
Cubs’ co-owner Laura Ricketts today offered to pay for the apartment of newly acquired infielder Daniel Murphy, so long as he locates himself in Boystown.
Now that the 25-year-old rookie has launched himself into legendary status following Sunday night's two-out, pinch-hit walk-off grand slam against the Nationals, the rest sports world has taken notice and many inside baseball are elevating their expectations for 18th-round draft picks as a result.
"With Brandon [Morrow] on the shelf, we need someone who can slam the door at the end of games," said Maddon. "Anthony is the logical choice."