MIAMI – Reed Johnson played Cubs general manager for the “Superhero” road trip before the 2012 trade deadline, putting on a wig, pressing his cell phone to his ear and channeling Jed Hoyer.
After beating up Ryne Sandberg and the Phillies, the North Siders will face the Miami Marlins on the road and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field this week.
PHILADELPHIA – The $52 million contract already put a target on Edwin Jackson’s back, and he’ll be front and center when the Cubs trade away 40 percent of their rotation again.
PHILADELPHIA – The Cubs will really need Jake Arrieta when they trade away 40 percent of their rotation again.
PHILADELPHIA – Jeff Samardzija is a homegrown player who’s not afraid of the big-market pressures. He has the 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame to carry 200 innings.