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Misery continues as Cubs blow nightcap to Brew Crew 3-2

Hoping to rewrite the misfortunes of game one, the Cubs positioned themselves to do just that. But in an all too familiar setting, Chicago’s pen blew their second on the day. Jake Arrieta was called up for the special occasion and rose to it. It wasn’t until the fourth that Milwaukee was able to muster up a hit. In the fifth, Juan Francisco sent one to the seats in left center, his 14th on the year. Arrieta ...

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The Cubs Trade Deadline Post-Updates All Day

Welcome to the madness! I will update this post all day as Cubs reports come piling in. Stay tuned from now until 3:00 CST. Possible Cubs on the move: Nate Schierholtz-Suitor(s): Pirates, Rangers, Royals Kevin Gregg: Suitor(s): Pirates, Tigers, Rockies James Russell: Suitor(s):Pirates Jeff Samardzija: Suitor(s): Pirates, Diamondbacks David DeJesus: Suitor(s): Pirates, Rays Cubs Updates: UPDATE 1 11:24 (7/30 ...

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Breaking Down the Suitors for Matt Garza

Multiple baseball writers have already said what has been expected for a while, which is that Matt Garza will be traded this week. The most sought after starting pitcher on the market has many teams looking at him, and the Cubs front office is selling high on him. As the days go by, the price goes up, and it is understandable that the Cubs want to trade him sooner rather than later because they had a deal w ...

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Sources: Cubs to sign top International Prospect

According to Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs will sign top international prospect Eloy Jimenez within the next few days. The 16-year-old outfielder decided between the Cubs and another team, but took less money with the Cubs. The move comes just hours after the Cubs made other roster moves earlier today. Jimenez's strengths are his speed, intelligence and his power to all gaps. He is regarded as the top prize in th ...

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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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