DETROIT – Maybe Joe Maddon felt like practicing for that “Curb Your Enthusiasm” appearance Jeff Garlin promised if Larry David ever gets the gang back together again on HBO.
WASHINGTON – Jorge Soler stood at his locker with a walking boot covering his left foot on Saturday morning inside the visiting clubhouse at Nationals Park.
SAN DIEGO – Javier Baez looms as an X-factor, either as a trade chip if the Cubs decide they need another frontline pitcher, or a game-changing force if it all finally clicks at Triple-A Iowa.
The final position – guard or tackle – for Kyle Long may not be determined until pads come on in Bourbonnais.
Whatever day you picked in the Kris Bryant pool, the Cubs already have a 23-year-old slugger with superstar potential in the heart of their lineup.