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Quiet yet productive, Kyle Hendricks producing at high level for Cubs

When a team or specific unit is highly celebrated over the course of a long season, it’s hard to believe that arguably the best individual performer of the group could fly under the radar. That’s the case of the 2016 Chicago Cubs starting rotation, however, as Kyle Hendricks has quietly become one of the best pitchers in the National League this season. For four of the five Cubs starters, high expectations ...

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ESPN proposes wild deal involving Kyle Schwarber and Chris Sale

At this point, I am sure the idea is nothing but a thought, but what if? With the Aroldis Chapman deal, the Chicago Cubs made it official that anything less than a World Series championship this year would be considered failure. While the Chapman deal added some much-needed firepower to the bullpen, what better way to add insurance could you possibly create than adding a pitcher of Chris Sale's caliber to t ...

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Chicago Cubs giving away Kris Bryant bobblehead that doesn’t look like Kris Bryant

When the Chicago Cubs released their 2016 promotional schedule, it was headlined by a few sweet bobbleheads. The team planned to giveaway five unique bobbleheads to fans this season. The bobbleheads included: Anthony Rizzo tarp catch, Jake Arrieta Cy Young, Kris Byant Rookie of the Year, Joe Maddon Manager of the Year and a Kyle Schwarber home run bobblehead. The first two went as planned as fans lined up e ...

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The Chicago Cubs make it clear that next year is right now

There is some controversy among Chicago Cubs fans about the trade for Aroldis Chapman. I am not going to go into the details everyone else is well aware of with his off-field issues. I want to make it clear, I am not a hater. I have been a Chicago Cubs fan as long as I can remember, have been waiting on next season my entire life, and I support any move that brings us a World Series championship. But like I ...

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Aroldis Chapman has dominated the St. Louis Cardinals since 2011

The Chicago Cubs ended their hot pursuit of New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman as they acquired the 28-year-old in a five-player deal on Monday. The acquisition of Chapman is an attempt to fix a bullpen that has struggled over the season, and we all know that good bullpens are what dominant October. While the hard-throwing Chapman has been impressive throughout his career, one key stat sticks out the m ...

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Chicago Cubs acquire Aroldis Chapman from New York Yankees

It finally happened. After it was reported that the New York Yankees were ready to deal closer Aroldis Chapman, the Chicago Cubs were one of the teams making a push. It was also reported that the Cubs were the front runners to land Chapman. On July 25th, it officially happened. https://twitter.com/jonheyman/status/757605903554207744 The Cubs will send prospect Gleyber Torres, Adam Warren, and Billy McKinney ...

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Report: Cubs offer prospect Gleyber Torres in Aroldis Chapman deal

The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs may have a deal in place for closer Aroldis Chapman. Multiple beat writers are reporting that the Cubs have made an offer for Chapman which is headlined by prospect Gleyber Torres. The 19-year-old Torres is considered the top prospect in the Cubs organization by several sites. Torres was pulled from the Myrtle Beach lineup on Sunday night: https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/ ...

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New York Yankees close to trading closer Aroldis Chapman

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman looks like he's finally going to find his new team. According to a report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees have informed teams that they are close to trading Chapman. In addition, they are also planning on keeping setup man Andrew Miller who drew interest from a few teams. There's no word on who the Yankees are close to making a deal with for Chapman, but J ...

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Report: Chicago Cubs interested in Jay Bruce

The Chicago Cubs currently sit in first place in the NL Central as we approach the non-waiver trade deadline on August 1. Being in a position where they will likely make the playoffs, the Cubs will be looking to fill some needs come August 1. While starting pitching and the bullpen seem to be the clear choices, adding a bat is becoming a more realistic possibility. That bat could come from within the divisi ...

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Kyle Hendricks quietly one of the best pitchers in baseball

When most people think about the Chicago Cubs, most think about the names: Kris Bryant, Jake Arrieta and Anthony Rizzo. Even the sidekicks or the role players are well known like Jon Lester, Addison Russell, Javier Baez and Dexter Fowler. The list goes on. Yet nobody really talks about Kyle Hendricks. Even I said earlier in the year that the Cubs should flip one of their young bats for an established starte ...

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