Rick Renteria


As the Cubs work to finalize their starting rotation for the final week of the regular season, they will trot rookie Kyle Hendricks out two more times.


The boos started for Edwin Jackson in the first inning, once Matt Kemp launched a 96 mph fastball that almost cleared the top of the left-field bleachers.


Jorge Soler felt a sense of urgency watching Yasiel Puig’s all-out style with the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Jason Hammel watched the Fourth of July fireworks show from Capitol Hill, right around the time Cubs president Theo Epstein put the finishing touches on a blockbuster trade with the Oakland


No matter what happens with the Wrigley Field renovations and the next TV contract, the Cubs will be in position to make a splash and sign Jon Lester to a megadeal.