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.