The Chase Utley situation sounds like something the Cubs went through during their teardown years, a fading All-Star player using his hard-earned no-trade rights to get what he wants.
Shortly after Sunday’s 3-1 White Sox victory over the Cubs, Jose Abreu asked a clubhouse attendant to have Chris Sale autograph a baseball for him.
He felt pretty comfortable when the White Sox asked him to play third but Tyler Saladino still wanted more repetitions.
Trayce Thompson played his way into a major league roster spot, though the White Sox had to jettison a clubhouse favorite to keep him around.
Kyle Schwarber didn’t realize a White Sox fan threw something at him until he got back to his spot in left field.
“Tall boy,” Schwarber said. “It wasn’t even drank all the way.”