Anthony Rizzo


MINNEAPOLIS -- Baseball in Chicago may still be in recovery mode after a disastrous 2013 season but both teams boast top-flight first baseman.


The Cubs and the rest of Major League Baseball will pause over the next few days for the All-Star break, but once the festivities are over in Minnesota, the second half starts up.


By Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) Chris Johnson can rest easy during the All-Star break. He earned a couple days off.


Starlin Castro stands at his locker and takes the heat when things go wrong. He never asks for days off. He won’t let the money or the trade rumors change him.