GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Cubs have one obvious candidate to start Opening Day in Jeff Samardzija, the longest-tenured guy on the team and a 200-innings/200-strikeouts force.
MESA, Ariz. – This has been a different spring for Jeff Samardzija. He’s a clubhouse elder statesman now, the media’s go-to guy and a trade-rumors magnet.
The Pittsburgh Pirates sang along to “Don’t Stop Believin’” late Monday night inside a cramped visiting clubhouse covered in plastic.
The Cubs couldn’t make it through Opening Day without a closer controversy.
The Cubs dont have a true Plan B after losing out on Anibal Sanchez, in that they dont see any other free agent on the market worth that kind of commitment.