LOS ANGELES — The Cubs believe the day is coming when they won’t be obvious trade-deadline sellers, a last-place team or a social-media punch line and can say: Told you so.
Theo Epstein isn’t popping champagne bottles yet.
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.
Edwin Jackson covered his mouth and screamed into his glove.
There are still three weeks left until July 31, but the Cubs are already trying to fight off the trade-deadline hangover.