PHILADELPHIA – The Cubs will really need Jake Arrieta when they trade away 40 percent of their rotation again.
PHILADELPHIA – There’s no bad blood between Starlin Castro and Roberto Hernandez.
PHILADELPHIA – Jeff Samardzija is a homegrown player who’s not afraid of the big-market pressures. He has the 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame to carry 200 innings.
PHILADELPHIA – Cubs leadoff guy Emilio Bonifacio won’t be sparking this lineup anytime soon.
The Fourth of July may still be three weeks away, but Major League Baseball is already planning for the festivities.