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Cubs trade Feldman, Clevenger to Orioles

The Chicago Cubs have started the selling early as Keith Law reports the Cubs have sent pitcher Scott Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop. The Cubs also receive international bonus money in the deal. It's no surprise the Cubs were going to be sellers this year and Feldman has been a name brought up in plenty of rumors. He was set ...

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Could Blake Parker Take Over the Closer Reigns?

As many Cubs fans know, closer Kevin Gregg is among the team's top candidates to be dealt by the July 31st deadline. One of the top comeback players of the year figures to draw interest from teams such as the Rockies and the Tigers. The question facing the Cubs is who would take over for Gregg as closer if/when he is dealt? With former closer Carlos Marmol about to be let go, the Cubs have few players with ...

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Brew Crew falters, Cubs take advantage and rare series win 7-2

Milwaukee made mistakes, Chicago made them pay. Dioner Navarro and company made sure not to waste away any errors committed by the Brewers nor the brilliant performance from Matt Garza. The pitcher and catcher combo took care of business from the get-go with fastball control. Garza brought the heat early and his command prevented Milwaukee from collecting a hit until the fourth. They were shut out until the ...

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Cubs Designate Carlos Marmol for Assignment and Other Notes

It doesn't even come close to the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup, but the most hated Cub on the team was designated for assignment today, something many fans thought was long overdue. Carlos Marmol, who had a 5.86 ERA and lost his closer's role very early in the season to Kevin Gregg, just couldn't seem to cut it this year, no matter what role he was in. All this coming after he had struggled to close o ...

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Leake and Wood both brilliant as Cubs drop another to Reds 2-1 in pitcher’s duel

Cincinnati loves Chicago. Living up to their reputation today were the Reds as they reined victorious in their 12th straight win at the Friendly Confines. In this outing it was their pitching that stunned the Cubs. An impressive performance from starter Mike Leake had the Cubs mesmerized. Cubs came in with six batters hitting over .333 against him but it didn’t show one bit as they failed to ever put a man ...

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The First Annual MLB Draft Timeline

In 2003, the Seattle Mariners drafted Adam Jones 37th overall with the final pick in the first round of the Rule 4 Draft, more commonly known as the First Year Player Draft, or simply the MLB Draft. Ten years later, he is arguably the best player taken in that first round, with apologies to Rickie Weeks. So how were 36 players selected before Jones, including some guy named Kyle Sleeth, who the Tigers took ...

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Everything was beautiful except for bats, Liriano shut out Cubs 2-0 in Bucs opener

Summer sun and great starting pitching, but rather a quiet day behind the plate. The Cubs made it on base several times but squandered their chances, going 0 for 5 with RISP, in an afternoon pitcher’s duel. Francisco Liriano had Chicago hitless through four until Travis Wood singled to left. None the less they had opportunities in the second, fourth, fifth, sixth, and eighth innings due to five free passes, ...

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Cubs Select Kris Bryant 2nd Overall in the MLB Draft

Draft day  is a big day for Cubs fans and many thought Mark Appel or Jonathan Gray would be the guy they would select with the 2nd overall pick. Instead  it was Kris Bryant, a third baseman from the University of San Diego. Bryant, who also can play the outfield, is widely regarded as the top position player in the draft and by some the top player in all of the draft. He hit 31 home runs in 228 AB's last ye ...

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More night games coming to Wrigley Field

Today the proposal for more night games at Wrigley Field passed at City Council with no debate. The proposal is just  first step for Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts to gain revenue for his newly constructed Wrigley Field renovation plan. The approval will give the Cubs 46 night games per season, give the Cubs six Friday afternoon games with 3:05 starts and allow four concerts at Wrigley Field. Many Chicago Lake ...

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Pujols gets away with one late, Cubs fall to Angels 4-3

The Cubs came into town when the Angels were down and like clockwork Albert Pujols was able to lift them back up and over us. Anaheim ended a four game skid at Chicago's expense, 4-3. We rarely get to see Pujols these days due to interleague play, but tonight he seemed just as we remembered. The Angels first baseman blasted a two-run shot late in the eighth off of Carlos Villanueva to give Anaheim the edge. ...

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