Cubs open new spring training baseball park in Mesa, Ariz.

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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.

FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona pauses in the dugout prior to the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, Ariz. Francona remained hospitalized Thursday, July 6, with no clear timetable for his return. Francona spent his third straight day at the Cleveland Clinic, where he has been undergoing tests and possibly a procedure to resolve the causes of him becoming light-headed over the past month. The 58-year-old was hospitalized twice last month and doctors admitted him Tuesday, about one week after he began wearing a heart monitor. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Indians' Francona has heart procedure, out of All-Star Game
FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona pauses in the dugout prior to the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, Ariz. Francona remained hospitalized Thursday, July 6, with no clear timetable for his return. Francona spent his third straight day at the Cleveland Clinic, where he has been undergoing tests and possibly a procedure to resolve the causes of him becoming light-headed over the past month. The 58-year-old was hospitalized twice last month and doctors admitted him Tuesday, about one week after he began wearing a heart monitor. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Mar 28, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs second baseman Chesny Young (85) celebrates with Jake Arrieta (49) after hitting a two run homerun in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants during a spring training game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
MLB: Spring Training-San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs
Mar 28, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs second baseman Chesny Young (85) celebrates with Jake Arrieta (49) after hitting a two run homerun in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants during a spring training game at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco Giants' Denard Span, right, scores as Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta takes the throw during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. Span scored on a wild pitch. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Bourjos, Gennett, Asher switch sides as opening day nears
San Francisco Giants' Denard Span, right, scores as Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta takes the throw during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. Span scored on a wild pitch. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Bourjos, Gennett, Asher switch sides as opening day nears
Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona pauses in the dugout prior to the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Friday, March 24, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. The Indians defeated the Cubs 4-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
OF Austin Jackson makes Indians' opening-day roster
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona pauses in the dugout prior to the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Friday, March 24, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. The Indians defeated the Cubs 4-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez, left, tags out Chicago Cubs' Jon Jay (30) as Jay attempts to steal second base during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 24, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
AP Source: Indians, Ramirez agree to contract extension
Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez, left, tags out Chicago Cubs' Jon Jay (30) as Jay attempts to steal second base during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 24, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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)
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)
Chicago White Sox's Lucas Giolito throws before the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Giolito looks to deliver on expectations
Chicago White Sox's Lucas Giolito throws before the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria waits for the start of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Renteria likes situation with White Sox
Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria waits for the start of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria looks over his line up with Joe McEwing before a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Renteria likes situation with White Sox
Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria looks over his line up with Joe McEwing before a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria talks to Tim Anderson before a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Renteria likes situation with White Sox
Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria talks to Tim Anderson before a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras hits a home run during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Cubs hope to meet with city to plan 2020 All-Star bid
Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras hits a home run during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox runs the bases after hitting a two run home run in the fifth inning of a Cactus League spring training game against Chicago Cubs on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox runs the bases after hitting a two run home run in the fifth inning of a Cactus League spring training game against Chicago Cubs on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Munenori Kawasaki #66 of the Chicago Cubs plays shortstop in the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox in a Cactus League spring training game on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Munenori Kawasaki #66 of the Chicago Cubs plays shortstop in the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox in a Cactus League spring training game on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Munenori Kawasaki #66 of the Chicago Cubs plays shortstop in the fifth inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Munenori Kawasaki #66 of the Chicago Cubs plays shortstop in the fifth inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Munenori Kawasaki #66 of the Chicago Cubs plays shortstop in the fifth inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Munenori Kawasaki #66 of the Chicago Cubs plays shortstop in the fifth inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs plays second base against the Chicago White Sox in a Cactus League spring training game on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs plays second base against the Chicago White Sox in a Cactus League spring training game on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs returns to the dugout after hitting a home run in the second inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs returns to the dugout after hitting a home run in the second inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs hits a home run in the second inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs hits a home run in the second inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Koji Uehara #19 of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout during the second inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Koji Uehara #19 of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout during the second inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Koji Uehara #19 of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout during the second inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Koji Uehara #19 of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout during the second inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Seth Frankoff #83 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Chicago White Sox in a Cactus League spring training game on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Seth Frankoff #83 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Chicago White Sox in a Cactus League spring training game on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs bats in the first inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs bats in the first inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs grounds in to a double play in the first inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs grounds in to a double play in the first inning of a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago White Sox on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the first inning of a Cactus League spring training game against Chicago Cubs on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Chicago White Sox v Chicago Cubs
MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the first inning of a Cactus League spring training game against Chicago Cubs on February 27, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

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