Jason Hammel watched the Fourth of July fireworks show from Capitol Hill, right around the time Cubs president Theo Epstein put the finishing touches on a blockbuster trade with the Oakland
Their record might not show it, but prior evidence and days like Thursday have Chris Sale believing the White Sox are trending upward.
Chris Bassitt has already begun to implement some of the changes he wants to make over the next two months.
Like throwing changeups.
No matter what happens with the Wrigley Field renovations and the next TV contract, the Cubs will be in position to make a splash and sign Jon Lester to a megadeal.
John Danks hasn’t enjoyed himself for quite some time.
He’s trying, but the White Sox pitcher hasn’t succeeded.