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Could a deal between the #Cubs and #Padres be in the works following the news that San Diego has reached out about the availability of Javier Baez? Co-editor +Nicholas D. Blazek​ has more. 
With the deadline bearing down on teams, the Chicago Cubs continue to examine their options–although it’s becoming more difficult to tell if they’re eager to make any moves at all. One of the more recent reports beginning to surface is the San Diego Padres interest in Javier Baez. This comes on the heels of Cubs […]
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My open letter to the #Cubs Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer on this year's potential trade deadline deals. +Nicholas D. Blazek​
Dear Theo and Jed, This is an important week for you. Chicago Cubs’ nation hasn’t been on this side of the fence as buyers in many, many years. You’ve done a fantastic–I’d call it a masterful job–of taking this franchise through some difficult seasons by drafting well, trading assets for valuable prospects, and making quality free […]
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The #Cubs second half offers something new for the fans--a team in contention. Our +Nicholas D. Blazek​ has more on the change from past seasons.


Compared to All-Star Game’s of the past few years, the Chicago Cubs have something to be excited about now that the midsummer classic has come to an end. Recently, we would watch the game, hope a Cubs player would do something notable–and then prepare for a second-half of misery. But things are different this year. […]
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The #Cubs roll over the #Indians 17-0, and Kyle Schwarber teases fans with his ability to hit in today's Morning Marquee. +Nicholas D. Blazek​ has more. 
You don’t get too many games like this. So you enjoy it for a little bit and then move on. For the Chicago Cubs, that’s Joe Maddon‘s M.O. anyhow, but 17 runs? That had to be a fun clubhouse. Kyle Schwarber‘s stay may be brief, but he’s already making the best of it. Four hits–three […]
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Are the #Cubs nearing a deal for the #Phillies Papelbon? It's a great idea if so says +Nicholas D. Blazek​ 
Recently, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports revealed that the Philadelphia Phillies have had conversations with the Chicago Cubs as well as the Toronto Blue Jays regarding a trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon. While the Cubs bullpen has improved over the last month, the closer role has become a “by committee” role after Hector Rondon has […]
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The #Cubs host the #Reds as the right field bleachers open tonight. +Nicholas D. Blazek​ has tonight's PG notes. 
After finishing off a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies, the Cincinnati Reds come to Wrigley Field to try their luck against the Chicago Cubs for a four-game series. The Reds have had success against the Cubs in recent years and will turn to Michael Lorenzen (1-1, 3.29), who faces off against the Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi […]
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#Cubs needed Bryant's heroics after bullpen blew another save. This and more in today's Morning Marquee. 
Watching Kris Bryant hit the walk-off two-run shot for the Chicago Cubs sent fans into a frenzy, temporarily overshadowing the fact that the bullpen as of late isn’t getting the job done. Kyle Hendricks survived a rough start while the offense got it together to put him in position to get the win. But Jason […]
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RECAP: The #Cubs got three hits from Kyle Schwarber, but fall to the #Braves late, 4-2. +Nicholas D. Blazek​ has more from tonight's disappointing series opener. 
It wasn’t the second half debut the Chicago Cubs were hoping for. Kyle Schwarber did what was expected at the plate, but it couldn’t overcome errors and mental miscues as they dropped the series opener to the Atlanta Braves, 4-2. Pedro Strop allowed two runs in the bottom in the eighth in taking the loss. […]
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They don't get as much recognition, but these role players for the #Cubs have been a key to this team's early success. - Our +Nicholas D. Blazek​ has the story. 
When you have a team full of such youth and talent like the Chicago Cubs, it’s easy as an outsider to question certain things. “Why would you sign this guy? We have better prospects ready to go.” But role players–especially veteran role players–are critical to the success of a team. The Cubs have gotten a […]
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Once their biggest weakness, the #Cubs pen has shouldered the load recently and kept them in contention. +Nicholas D. Blazek has the story. 
Just a little over a month ago, the question wasn’t could the Chicago Cubs compete all year for the NL Central, but what can they do about their bullpen to even stay relevant? For the most part, that bullpen remains the same, but the results are far better than before. If I told you a […]
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The #Cubs bullpen holds the #Reds scoreless for 5 innings en route to a 6-3 win. +Nicholas D. Blazek​ has the wrap.
On a night that looked to be pitcher friendly when it started, the tide turned quickly as Miguel Montero hit a bomb into the newly opened right-field bleachers to give the Chicago Cubs and early 3-0 lead that they never relinquished en route to a 6-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds.  With the wind blowing […]
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All your #Cubs news you might have missed! A blowout of the Tigers; Is the Jon Lester signing a bust? And why us Rizzo not going to be an All-Star? Because of the fans if things don't change. 
After a whitewashing the night before, the Chicago Cubs offense answered the call by scoring 12 against the Detroit Tigers to split the two-game series with a 12-2 win. Jake Arrieta was sharp through four, but ran into some trouble in the fifth and sixth as the Tigers Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run […]
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