Mike Olt


One day in late February, Logan Watkins became the play-by-play guy for Cubs fans desperate for Arizona sunshine, dreaming about baseball and hoping for an end to a brutal Chicago winter.


Mike Olt's grand slam against the White Sox on the South Side seems like a lifetime ago.


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."


All along, the Cubs insisted Kris Bryant wouldn’t be getting a September call-up, and he’s not walking through the door after a monster season at Triple-A Iowa.


Luis Valbuena isn't a part of "The Core." Not technically, anyway.

As The Javier Baez Show hit Chicago last week, the pieces have started to come together for the Cubs.