While the rest of the city is anxiously awaiting Derrick Rose's return to the hardwood, one new Chicagoan is just focusing on his own comeback.
The Cubs' farm system has gone through a complete remodel since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over in October 2011 and their stamp on the Cubs' top prospects was on full display in Base
The games just blended together as the Cubs morphed into a version of Triple-A Iowa and headed toward 101 losses.
The Cubs continue to make investments in the international market and take chances on pitchers recovering from injuries.
The Miami Marlins are in full-surrender mode, awaiting final approval of a 12-player trade with the Toronto Blue Jays that will gut their major-league roster.