Ryan Dempster


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.


MESA, Ariz. – The curiosity factor is pretty much gone now. Reporters aren’t lined up three-deep around his locker. The cameras aren’t in his face.


MILWAUKEE (AP) Yovani Gallardo is expected to be the ace of the Milwaukee Brewers' rotation.

After that, the team faces some question marks.


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.