Before Jorge Soler, before Javier Baez, even before Arismendy Alcantara or Chris Coghlan, there was Luis Valbuena.
Kris Bryant put up a minor-league season for the ages and he continues to get rewarded for it.
What else is Jeff Samardzija supposed to say?
It's not how you start, it's how you finish.
That old adage always pops up this time of year in the baseball world and it fits just fine with Pierce Johnson's season, too.
Jorge Soler called his shot: “This is my time. Watch me.”