The Series Continues: Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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Two of the National League’s best teams continue a three game set in sunny Los Angeles this weekend. The Chicago Cubs (82-45), already guaranteed a winning record this season after Friday night’s extra-innings victory, will look to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers (71-57) in what could possibly be a matchup Continue reading The Series Continues: Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Cubs Won’t Be a Losing Team This Year

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If I told you that on August 24, the Chicago Cubs would be the best team in baseball with 81 wins, miles ahead of every other team in the National League, and all of Major League Baseball, you’d be okay with this, right? Well, after escaping the baseball black hole Continue reading The Cubs Won’t Be a Losing Team This Year

The Cubs’ Science Experiment

Feel like Rizzo deserves a gold glove here...

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As we sit in a rain delay and wait anxiously for another Chicago Cubs game to begin (they’re in Denver to take on the Colorado Rockies), it bears repeating how well Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have constructed this roster, and how well manager Joe Maddon has maximized matchups to Continue reading The Cubs’ Science Experiment

Tommy La Stella To Report To Double-A

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No productive major leaguer ever wants to be sent down to the minor leagues, especially one on a winning team. The Chicago Cubs are having an amazing season, owning the best record in baseball at 76-43. They are being led by MVP contenders Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, but this Continue reading Tommy La Stella To Report To Double-A

Rizzo and Bryant Are Battling For National League MVP

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Two young Chicago Cub superstars are front and center in the battle for the National League MVP award. In the National League to this point, it’s a three-horse race, and two of them play at Wrigley Field: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant. They’re also joined by Nationals second Continue reading Rizzo and Bryant Are Battling For National League MVP

What’s Going On With World-Class Bunter Jon Lester?

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Jon Lester was 9-3 after his home start on June 18. He had allowed one or fewer earned runs in 10 of his 13 starts to that point. Lester had been the pitcher of record in nine straight outings and was putting together a season that would put him in Continue reading What’s Going On With World-Class Bunter Jon Lester?

The First 100 Games

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One day after Aroldis Chapman officially arrived in Chicago after the big trade, the Chicago Cubs defeated their cross town rival Chicago White Sox to earn victory #60 on the season in 100 games.  This was a fun game late, as the Cubs were getting no-hit for the longest time Continue reading The First 100 Games

Cubs Trade For Aroldis Chapman (UPDATES: Official)

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As all the national guys and some Chicago beat folks continued to confirm each other’s reports, the final stages of the trade for Aroldis Chapman went down overnight and into the morning. Aroldis Chapman is now a Cub, with the #Cubs sending Torres, McKinney, Warren and one more player to Continue reading Cubs Trade For Aroldis Chapman (UPDATES: Official)

Cubs Potentially Trading For Aroldis Chapman? (UPDATES, Getting Close…Sigh)

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Holy shit…after we heard that Gleyber Torres was scratched from the lineup: Gleyber Torres, who's been scratched, was in offer to Yankees. Torres plus for chapman is on table. #cubs #yanks — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 24, 2016 That’s REAL Jon Heyman, too.  Here’s I-think-he’s-real Rian, who I trust to Continue reading Cubs Potentially Trading For Aroldis Chapman? (UPDATES, Getting Close…Sigh)

Road To The Title: How To Manage The Cubs Rotation

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There aren’t many questions left for the Chicago Cubs to answer this season. At this point, with roughly two months remaining in the regular season, the main quandary observers have is whether this team is good enough to win in October. Piling up wins in the summer is great, but Continue reading Road To The Title: How To Manage The Cubs Rotation