Matt Garza


Except for the rumbling sounds of construction, it had been very quiet around Wrigley Field in October.


It's easy to envision Neil Ramirez trotting out of the bullpen for a key eighth inning in mid-October.


A clubhouse wise guy noticed the blue T-shirt for sale at one of the souvenir stands near the players’ parking lot at Wrigley Field.


Jason Hammel watched the Fourth of July fireworks show from Capitol Hill, right around the time Cubs president Theo Epstein put the finishing touches on a blockbuster trade with the Oakland


Five months ago, Mike Olt was maybe the most intriguing storyline on the Cubs - a former top prospect who was trying to find his way again and could become part of "The Core."