Even if everything hasn’t followed the “Moneyball II” script, this is exactly what Jeff Samardzija wanted: Playing games that matter. No more talking about the future.
Has Starlin Castro answered all the questions about being the long-term solution at shortstop?
If Greg Maddux ever really wants back in the game, he won’t have to play Peoria and ride buses the way Ryne Sandberg did for the second act in a Hall of Fame career.
Bill Mueller has a batting title on his resume, but he doesn’t sell himself as a hitting guru.
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.