How Cubs react without Willson Contreras will define their season

Cubs manager Joe Maddon finished the sentence before the reporter could get out the entire question: When something like this happens with a player like Willson Contreras, can that have…

“A galvanizing effect,” Maddon said during Wednesday’s postgame media briefing at AT&T Park, where he had a glass of Big Smooth red wine waiting after a potentially devastating loss to the San Francisco Giants. “Absolutely.”

Uh, or maybe go the other way? It spoke to Maddon’s glass-half-full...

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