You don't rush for 4,239 yards at the college level without being an extraordinary athlete.
The Bears were widely expected to address safety with their pick at No. 14 of the first round. But they also had even bigger needs at cornerback and defensive tackle.
One night at the winter meetings, in the lobby of a Walt Disney World resort, a team official described Jeff Samardzija’s camp and Theo Epstein’s front office playing a game of chicken.
The St. Louis Cardinals copied the Wrigleyville blueprint, building rooftop decks outside Busch Stadium, trying to develop a neighborhood that can feel like a ghost town.