The name "Ryne Sandberg" gets instant recognition, but the Cubs icon and Hall of Famer didn't want anything handed to him.
In baseball, there's no such thing as a "can't miss" prospect.
Every player is just one injury or one prolonged slump away from falling out of the game for good.
That’s one way to take the focus off Starlin Castro and turn down all the noise about the Cubs benching their two-time All-Star shortstop (or trading him or sending him down to Triple-A Iowa).
Dusty Baker showed up at HoHoKam Stadium during Year 1 of Theo’s rebuilding project, right in the middle of Camp Sveum.
When the Cubs look into their crystal ball and dream of future stars, most of the players they see are positional prospects, the likes of Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Albert Almora or Kris Bryant.