Maybe it would have been different if the Cubs weren’t a last-place team, breaking in a first-year manager and expecting to trade their Opening Day starter.
The Cubs don’t have their Johnny Baseball in mind.
For such a mild-mannered, seemingly patient guy, how is it that Rick Renteria has been thrown out of games three times already this season?
No sellout crowds. No buzz. No superstars. The most interesting battle between the Cubs and White Sox won’t happen within the 10 miles separating Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field.
Jeff Samardzija set off some fireworks in a crosstown rivalry that had become way too boring. This seems to happen when the Cubs come to the South Side.