Albert Almora, Jorge Soler and Javier Baez have become the big names for Cubs fans, even though they’re years away from playing together at Wrigley Field, if that day ever comes.

It says something about the explosion of information across the Internet, the power of social media and where the Cubs are as an organization. It’s the mash-up of Big Data and The Foundation for Sustained Success.

Manager Dale Sveum was out on Thursday night with the team’s media relations director at a WGN-sponsored event in Scottsdale when the beat writers started sending text messages wanting to know what happened to Almora.