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Chicago Cubs trade for starting pitcher Dan Haren

Per reports, the Chicago Cubs have traded for starting pitcher Dan Haren from the Miami Marlins. In exchange, the Marlins will receive RHP Ivan Pineyro and SS Elliot Soto. The 34-year-old pitcher would move into the back end of the Cubs starting rotation. In 2015, Haren has pitched to a 3.42 ERA, and has enjoyed a WHIP of 1.09. Despite that, his FIP i ...

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Kris Bryant’s two home runs leads Chicago Cubs to win; saves America

There are few things more American than baseball and apple pie. One of those few things is when Kris Bryant hits two home runs (one of them a grand slam) on the Fourth of July at Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 7-2. And then there were fireworks! At Wrigley Field! Like really, how are you even controlling your patriotism right now? Bryant decided he would make Clayton Richard's ret ...

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Jorge Soler to the DL; Junior Lake Promptly Offends Marlins

There are days when it's easy to forget that the Chicago Cubs are as young as they are. There are other days when it's impossible to forget. The latter was on display several times throughout their series with the foundering Miami Marlins. The pinnacle was during the rubber match Wednesday night when Junior Lake clobbered a Dan Haren pitch 400-plus feet. It took a while to land. The catch was that when it d ...

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Cubs get Jacob Turner in trade with Marlins

A source told ESPN Insider Keith Law Friday that the Chicago Cubs have acquired right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner from the Miami Marlins. The Cubs are sending a couple of minor league relievers to Miami. The Cubs offense is on its way up but the pitching still needs help. Turner, drafted with the ninth pick in the 2009 draft by the Detroit Tigers and is 4-7 this season with a 5.97 ERA. He is 9-21 with a 4.7 ...

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Marlins v. White Sox Preview

This weekend's series is large for a number of reasons. Coming off a series win against the Boston Red Sox, the White Sox now enter a stretch of their schedule in which they face numerous struggling teams. This next month or so is a huge one for the South Siders, who currently sit at 21-24, if they want to get back in contention. In addition to the relative let up in scheduling, the Sox will get a couple of ...

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Chi City Sports Wonsover Wrap

  Braves-Cardinals blown call The NFL referee strike is over, and it appears the replacement refs left and came to the MLB. Just a few weeks after what many considered the worst call in sports history in the Packers-Seahawks Monday Night Football game, sports fans were once again left face palming after left field umpire Sam Holbrook blew a call in left field. The Braves’ Andrelton Simmons hit a fly ba ...

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