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.
Jake Arrieta is doing his part to fill the gap left by Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.
They say hitting is contagious.
And if that’s the case, it’s got to start somewhere.
There is a quiet confidence brewing the Cubs’ clubhouse, which might seem surprising given their sub-par record.