Ryan Dempster


The Cubs crossed their fingers and hoped Edwin Jackson would become part of The Core. But so many things at Clark and Addison don’t go according to The Plan. 


MESA, Ariz. – Instead of marketing mercenaries for the trade deadline, maybe Chris Bosio will someday be getting his pitchers ready for a pennant race where the Cubs are actually a factor.


It doesn't look like Kyle Hendricks will be starting the 2014 season in Chicago. The Cubs assigned the 24-year-old right-hander to minor-league camp Saturday.


When fans daydream about the Cubs running out onto Wrigley Field for a playoff game in the future, it's easy to imagine hearing names like "Javier Baez" or "Kris Bryant" ring out through the PA sy