The Cubs are rising to the top of the National League, as they enter play Tuesday with the third-best record in the National League and a season-high eight games over .500.
Money is no object for the Los Angeles Dodgers and their $270 million payroll underwritten by Guggenheim Partners and a multibillion-dollar TV megadeal.
If Kris Bryant is still playing fantasy baseball, he might want to sit pitchers the night he faces them.
Joe Maddon wants to see Anthony Rizzo at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati next month.
Even if that means Rizzo has to play some shortstop.