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Kris Bryant among best selling MLB jerseys

He's been in the MLB for just a few months now and only one player's jersey has sold more than Kris Bryant. MLB.com released the top selling MLB jerseys counting sales on MLB.com from Opening Day to the All-Star Break. Bryant makes his debut on the list at #2 only behind World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner who is also making his debut on the list. https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/624276378633019392 The rookie ...

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MLB All-Star Game: Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant recap

Just last week we learned that Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant would not only be representing the Chicago Cubs in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game but in the Home Run Derby as well. Rizzo was the first batter up in the Home Run Derby and got off to a slow start. Rizzo had a tough time finding rhythm with his pitcher and called a timeout to settle things down. Rizzo ended up with eight home runs but was eliminated b ...

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Chicago Cubs first half grades: Hitting

The Chicago Cubs' 47-40 first half record speaks to the overall quality of this team, though fortune has slightly scorned them by having them in the NL Central --a magical land where the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates play, those who rarely lose unless it's to one another. The Cubs have received some great starting pitching so far this season (which we talked about previously), and were it not f ...

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Chicago Cubs lose a heartbreaker; but something is brewing on the North Side

The Chicago Cubs loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night hurt. Like, a lot. The scene was perfectly set: starting pitcher (Jason Hammel) leaves the game in the first inning; big bad Michael Wacha takes a 4-0 lead; Anthony Rizzo gets the team fired up; the Cubs come storming back on Miguel Montero's three-run double; the Cubs win three of four, move within 6 1/2 of the division lead, and have some se ...

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MLB All Star Game: Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant selected as Cubs representatives

Rookie phenom Kris Bryant can officially add MLB All-Star Game to his resume. The Chicago Cubs third baseman has been named to the NL All-Star team as a reserve. The announcement came just an hour before the Cubs are set to host the St. Louis Cardinals in a big four-game series at Wrigley Field. The 23-year-old Bryant is hitting .279 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI's in his rookie season with the Cubs. Bryant ...

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Chicago Cubs have a chance to make the league (and St. Louis Cardinals) take notice

When the Chicago Cubs begin their series tonight with the St. Louis Cardinals, Joe Maddon will assuredly say that the series is just like any other because that's what he's supposed to say. But if there was ever a series that mattered to a season, this upcoming four-game series with the Cardinals is it. The fact that the Cubs currently sit 8 1/2 games out of the National League Central is only part of the e ...

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Chicago Cubs offensive struggles and the road to relevancy

Six days ago, the Chicago Cubs were 39-30, had just slain the two-headed monster of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke of the Los Angeles Dodger and had many asking if, just maybe, the Cubs' above-average performance was just early rumblings of a team that even perpetual optimists were undervaluing. That was six days ago. Today, the Cubs sit at 39-35, limping out of St. Louis after a three game sweep at the h ...

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Four Cubs in running for NL starting spot in MLB All-Star Game

Despite his hot play this season, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo still finds himself fifth among NL first basemen in the latest All-Star Game voting numbers. The numbers were released today by MLB and have Rizzo behind Paul Goldschmidt, Adrian Gonzalez, Joey Votto and Matt Adams. Yes, Matt Adams. Rizzo trails Goldschmidt by more than  3 million votes, which is reasonable considering the year Golds ...

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Should the Chicago Cubs Trade Starlin Castro?

We all knew the Chicago Cubs would eventually come to this crossroads. After spending the last few seasons stockpiling young position players, it’s no surprise the Cubs are preparing to consider shopping some of these excess pieces –specifically on the infield— for some shiny new pitching prospects. The “problem” is that the Cubs have a group of exceptional talents, which leads to the actual problem of figu ...

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo makes appearance at Nike Training Facility

For Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, Nike has always been a staple in his workout apparel and sporting apparel of his choice. "Yeah it's always been Nike for me," said Rizzo with a smile on his face. "I grew up on Nike gear. Shoes, clothes and all of that." On Saturday, Rizzo got his first look at the new Nike Training Facility in the West Loop as part of a training session designed for baseball at ...

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