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.
Don’t let the long hair fool you. Sure, Jeff Samardzija likes listening to Led Zeppelin, cracking open a beer after the game and calling everyone “dude” or “man.”
Of course, Anthony Rizzo is thinking about the All-Star Game.
If Jeff Samardzija daydreams about pitching for a contender in a pennant race, he’s also come to understand that you have to show up every day if you want to ge