Boston ace Price likely to miss opener, Rockies' Murphy out
Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras (40) follows through on his two run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Cubs open new spring training baseball park in Mesa, Ariz.
For now, the Cubs continue to sell hope, a promise that better days are coming. They tout their minor league system, and while renovations to Wrigley Field remain on hold, they can point to a new spring training home for a distraction.