In the midst of a blowout loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon, Cubs manager Joe Maddon wanted to do something to lighten the mood in the clubhouse.
The only thing that could have stopped Cole Hamels on Saturday would have been a mid-game trade to the Cubs.
Since joining the Cubs in 2011, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have given the franchise a complete facelift.
His stay was brief, but 2015 Cubs first round pick Ian Happ is hoping it won't be too long before he's manning one of the outfield spots at Wrigley Field.
No matter if he pitched in Tuesday’s All-Star Game or not, Chris Sale’s next turn wouldn’t be any earlier than it is when he starts on Sunday.