It's time to root, root, root for ...

*Starlin Castro's attention span.

* Ian Stewart finding a stroke.

* Alfonso Soriano finding a taker.

* Intelligent baserunning.

* Actual defense.

* Bryan LaHair proving right Epstein’s idea of a unearthing an undervalued player in his prime window.

* Anthony Rizzo being ready in case Epstein’s wrong.

* Jeff Samardzija proving wrong the idea that he would be a great No. 2 target for Jay Cutler.

* Carlos Marmol’s velocity and movement.

* A lot of reasons to use Carlo Marmol’s velocity and movement.

* Next year.