MESA, Ariz. – Behind Edwin Jackson, the Cubs had their coming attractions, a left side of the infield featuring Kris Bryant and Javier Baez.
MESA, Ariz. – Kris Bryant won’t be blowing kisses at pitchers. It’s hard to picture him growing a Mohawk or smearing his face with eye black like an NFL linebacker.
MESA, Ariz. – Starlin Castro’s hamstring is feeling better, good enough that the Cubs shortstop still plans to play 162 games this season.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Cubs have one obvious candidate to start Opening Day in Jeff Samardzija, the longest-tenured guy on the team and a 200-innings/200-strikeouts force.