Theo Epstein had enough self-awareness and message-control savvy to make a prediction during a spring-training session with Cubs beat writers in 2012.
At a time when the story about Starlin Castro should be his return to the All-Star Game, the 24-year-old shortstop is finding his name in trade rumors.
The Cubs are getting in position to make a huge splash.
That doesn’t mean everything has gone according to The Plan. It doesn’t guarantee a parade down Michigan Avenue.
Why another shortstop?
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jeff Samardzija’s first All-Star experience was about as unique as they come. It’s surely one he won’t forget.