Jeff Baker


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A clubhouse wise guy noticed the blue T-shirt for sale at one of the souvenir stands near the players’ parking lot at Wrigley Field.


MIAMI – Jeff Samardzija’s future will continue to dominate the talk around the Cubs, but don’t expect the breakthrough that keeps him on the North Side.


MIAMI – Reed Johnson played Cubs general manager for the “Superhero” road trip before the 2012 trade deadline, putting on a wig, pressing his cell phone to his ear and channeling Jed Hoyer.


MESA, Ariz. – The curiosity factor is pretty much gone now. Reporters aren’t lined up three-deep around his locker. The cameras aren’t in his face.