The Chase Utley situation sounds like something the Cubs went through during their teardown years, a fading All-Star player using his hard-earned no-trade rights to get what he wants.
Addison Russell could be the poster child if the 2015 Cubs are ahead of schedule.
Chase Utley – a six-time All-Star second baseman and a World Series champion with the Philadelphia Phillies – is the biggest name the Cubs have been linked to in a potential August trade.
If the Cubs make it into the postseason as a wild card team, who will start the one-game playoff: Jon Lester or Jake Arrieta?
Kris Bryant had already crushed a Felix Hernandez changeup in the first inning when he homered a second time against the Seattle Mariners.