Matt Garza


MESA, Ariz. — Ultimately, the Cubs don’t know if C.J. Edwards will make it as a starter or have to move to the bullpen.


MESA, Ariz. — Joe Maddon had just finished up a long quote raving about Kris Bryant when a reporter asked the follow-up question: Is he ready for Opening Day?  


How will the Cubs play with expectations?


The Cubs think Yoan Moncada is a big-time prospect with the chance to become a special player. That is not exactly going out on a limb. This is supposed to be the next great Cuban hitter.


The Cubs like Russell Martin’s all-around game. He’s an All-Star catcher who’s gone to the playoffs with the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.