While Alexei Ramirez's issues at the plate and on the field continue, his likely future successor has found his stroke at the plate in the minors.
PHOENIX – Kris Bryant doesn’t have any good stories about Bryce Harper flipping aluminum bats, or blowing kisses to parents in the stands, or getting thrown out of Little League games.
Anthony Rizzo already has a long-term contract, an All-Star selection on his resume, a charitable foundation and so many off-the-field marketing opportunities.
The obsession with what’s next means Addison Russell Watch starts right now for Cubs fans and the Chicago media.
It didn’t take long for the Starlin Castro rumors to start up again – if that trade speculation ever even stopped.