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Chicago Cubs: Five questions for the stretch run

Were it not for the gross uncertainty that a one-game wildcard playoff presents, the excitement around the 2015 Chicago Cubs would be astronomically higher. For as excited as Cubdom is over the explosive 76-57 record, there seems to be a slight hesitation to that excitement --a hesitation fueled by the uneasy thought that no matter how magical this run may be, it could all end, at the hands of the Pittsburg ...

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Jake Arrieta, Kris Bryant earn NL honors for August

A pair of Chicago Cubs are being rewarded for their stellar play in the month of August. Major League Baseball announced that Jake Arrieta has won the NL Pitcher of the Month award and Kris Bryant has won the NL Pitcher of the Month award. https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/638351536981168128 Arrieta is coming off a red-hot month of August where he went 6-0 with a 0.43 ERA in six starts. He capped off ...

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Javier Baez, Tsuyoshi Wada among Chicago Cubs first wave of September call-ups

On the eve of the September call-ups, the Chicago Cubs announced that four players would join the team straight away on September 1. They include infielder Javier Baez, outfielder Quintin Berry, and pitchers Tsuyoshi Wada and Trevor Cahill. Baez is the most intriguing name. After hitting .169/.227/.324 with the Cubs in 2014, and sending warning lights into the stratosphere, Baez has put up exceptional numbe ...

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Jake Arrieta throws no-hitter vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

History was made Sunday night in Los Angeles. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw the team's first no-hitter since Carlos Zambrano in 2008. Arrieta dominated all game long striking out 12 batters in the game. The right-handed pitcher struck out the side in the 9th and ended it with Chase Utley at bat. It was also the second time in 9 days the Dodgers were no-hit, as Houston's Mike Fiers accomplished the ...

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Chicago Cubs: Let’s talk about Fernando Rodney

And because Jason Motte got hurt and Rafael Soriano fizzled (and got hurt), Fernando Rodney is the latest "I-used-to-be-awesome-but-now-I'm-kind-of-not" pitcher to be signed by the Chicago Cubs in hopes of aiding the bullpen down the stretch. The question, as it is for all trades of this nature, is whether or not the 38-year-old Rodney has anything left. Rodney's 2015 numbers suggest he does not. In 54 appe ...

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Chicago Cubs: Rotation questions continue to linger into September

No matter which way you cut the proverbial pie, Chicago Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper perhaps said it best: the position the Cubs currently find themselves in is "enviable." They're situated 5 1/2 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants for the second wild card, even finding themselves in striking distance of the wild card-leading Pittsburgh Pirates (and miracle-run distance of the division leading St. Louis ...

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Chicago Cubs land on Sports Illustrated cover

The Chicago Cubs are the hottest team in baseball as they have won 20 of their last 24 games and currently hold the second NL Wild Card spot by 6.5 games over the San Francisco Giants. Now the Cubs are finally getting some national attention as they have landed on the regional Sports Illustrated cover this week: https://twitter.com/SInow/status/636199322321862656 The cover comes from Monday's win vs. the Cl ...

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Chicago Cubs: Jorge Soler and Jason Motte to DL; Tommy La Stella called up

And just like that, half the Chicago Cubs roster is hurt. Not really, but on a day that saw the Cubs sweep away the Atlanta Braves for their fourth --fourth!-- four-game series sweep of the season, there was little report of anything negative out of the North Side beyond groin tightness for shortstop Addison Russell --resulting in a "day-to-day" diagnosis. It turns out Russell's injury was the least concern ...

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Chicago ranks third among U.S. cities for jerseys

ESPN's Uni-Watch blog, described as the "obsessive study of athletics aesthetics", released its ranking of the best dressed cities according to professional sports jerseys. The site named the top 20 cities that have at least three professional sports teams. Only two cities beat out Chicago: Boston and Pittsburgh as the Windy City finished third on the list. Here's one of the factors for the list: In order t ...

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Anthony Rizzo makes spectacular play in stands

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo just made one of the best defensive plays you will see all season long. During the 6th inning of Wednesday's game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers, Rizzo leaped up on the brick ledge in foul territory to grab a foul ball. As Rizzo made the catch he landed in the stands: Your browser does not support iframes. https://vine.co/v/edd6gruLHEB At first the umpire ruled it a foul ...

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