MESA, Ariz. – When healthy, Arodys Vizcaino’s stuff is as good as anyone else’s in Cubs camp. General manager Jed Hoyer said as much when pitchers and catchers reported to Arizona.
MESA, Ariz. – Kris Bryant has an unassuming personality and so much power that it almost looks effortless.
MESA, Ariz. — Cubs manager Rick Renteria planned to have a chat with Edwin Jackson after watching the $52 million pitcher freelance his way through Friday’s Cactus League start.
MESA, Ariz. – Starlin Castro’s hamstring is feeling better, good enough that the Cubs shortstop still plans to play 162 games this season.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Cubs have one obvious candidate to start Opening Day in Jeff Samardzija, the longest-tenured guy on the team and a 200-innings/200-strikeouts force.