PHOENIX – Starlin Castro sees Arismendy Alcantara as the start of something.
The Cubs are getting in position to make a huge splash.
That doesn’t mean everything has gone according to The Plan. It doesn’t guarantee a parade down Michigan Avenue.
At this time last year, Arismendy Alcantara went to New York and played in the All-Star Futures Game, crushing a home run onto Citi Field’s upper deck.
Jeff Samardzija will get the red-carpet treatment, and he can go to the All-Star Game parties, but he can’t pitch for the National League.
It’s too early to start mass-producing Arismendy Alcantara shirseys and bobblehead dolls.