Jorge Soler

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The sense is Dexter Fowler returning to Wrigley Field as Joe Maddon’s “You go, we go” leadoff guy is highly unlikely, but the Cubs won’t completely shut the door on that remote possibility until h

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The Cubs guaranteed $184 million to a player who has never hit 30 homers or driven in 100 runs in a single season, paying for Jason Heyward’s age-26 upside and Gold Glove defense.

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The Cubs are always trying to stay ahead of the curve, picturing the lineup five years out, recalibrating their financial position and preparing for worst-case scenarios.

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Plan A would be the best way to describe this offseason, the Cubs getting exactly what they felt they needed to augment a 97-win team in John Lackey, Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward.

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The Hall of Fame shutout for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens — and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America shunning Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire — reinforces the idea this is a young man’s game

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