Jed Hoyer


MESA, Ariz. — Jeff Samardzija sized up his old team with another classic one-liner: “I think we’re seeing a little feast or famine out of the Cubbies this year.”


MESA, Ariz. – Jake Arrieta isn’t making a political statement when he wears his black Boras Corp. workout shorts in the Cubs clubhouse or during media interviews.


MESA, Ariz. — Jon Lester dropped at least one F-bomb during what amounted to a minor-league scrimmage. The Cubs hope that kind of intensity can rub off on their young players.


MESA, Ariz. — Javier Baez walked past a group of reporters talking to the biggest story in spring training and piped up: “Yes, Kris Bryant!”


MESA, Ariz. — Anthony Rizzo watches Kris Bryant and knows what it’s like to supposed to be the next big thing.