The Sun Times’ Gordon Wittenmyer looks at Jeff Samardzija’s development into the staff ace and Ian Stewart’s disappointing spring; and he predicts how many wins the Cubs will have in 2013.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) walks to the dugout after finishing the first inning against the San Francisco Giants in a Cactus League game at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Ariz. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (José M. Osorio/ Chicago Tribune)
Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and relief corps allow only 8 hits over 18 innings to blank Cubs 3-0 and 2-0NEW YORK — Jason Hammel summed up the helplessness he and many of his Cubs teammates felt Wednesday. […]