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The sudden rise of Carl Edwards Jr. for the Chicago Cubs

Since the start of the most recent offseason, fans and media alike have questioned the Cubs bullpen and whether or not it's strong enough for a long playoff push. With the addition of Aroldis Chapman and the continued excellence of Hector Rondon, many of those questions have been answered; however, the rise of Carl Edwards Jr. may be one of the most surprising, as well as welcomed, boosts to the relief corp ...

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White Sox stay quiet at trade deadline, and that’s OK

The non-waiver trade deadline came and went Monday afternoon and the White Sox did…nothing.  After weeks of speculation that the Sox might move one or both of their top pitchers, Chris Sale and Jose Quintana, the Sox did not find what they deemed to be a suitable offer on the table for either pitcher. Other names were also thrown about as possible trade candidates, including David Robertson, James Shields, ...

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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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Chicago Cubs had plans for ‘bombshell’ trade

Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs front office may have had a big plan to acquire an arm before the MLB Trade Deadline. After the San Diego Padres traded pitcher Drew Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox last week, FOX Sports insider Ken Rosenthal revealed the Cubs were in on the lefty as well. But they may not have wanted him for the long term. Rosenthal reports that the Cubs attempted to trade Pomeranz and then ...

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Where the White Sox stand at the break

Well here we are at the All-Star break and while they may not have taken the most traditional route to get there, the White Sox are about where I thought they would be. At present, they sit two games over the .500 mark at 45-43.  They came up one win short of the benchmark I set for them a few weeks ago of hitting the break at 46-42 by losing two of three at home to the lowly Braves to stumble into the brea ...

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MLB Futures Game: Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez makes incredible catch

It wasn't long ago that former prospects Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez and Addison Russell among others were playing in the MLB Futures Game. With all of them at the big league level, it's time for other prospects to make their mark. In steps prospect Eloy Jimenez. Jimenez along with infielder Jeimer Candelario represented the Cubs on the World Team in the game taking place in San Diego, Californ ...

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White Sox continue to struggle against AL Central

It should go without saying that if you want to win, or even compete within your division, you need to beat your division opponents.  Sure you can break even against the division and beat up on the other teams in your league and do well in interleague play, but beating your division rivals is really the key to being a factor in the race. This is something the White Sox have failed at over the last several y ...

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For the White Sox, it’s now or never

This is it for the Chicago White Sox. I know it’s not even the last week of June but there is no way to avoid it.  They have already given back all the wiggle room they banked at the start of the season with a tremendously bad 10-26 stretch heading into this week’s series in Boston. They have until the All-Star break to prove to their front office, their fans, and to themselves that they will be a factor fo ...

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Chicago Cubs: Dexter Fowler goes to DL

Another Chicago Cubs outfielder is headed for the disabled list. On Monday, the Cubs put center fielder Dexter Fowler on the disabled list and recalled reliever Carl Edwards Jr. from Triple A Iowa. Fowler injured himself running to first base during the first inning of Saturday's win over the Pirates. Your browser does not support iframes. The good news, if there's any, is that the Cubs don't think the inju ...

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Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez ‘not a trade chip’

Chicago Cubs utility infielder Javier Baez can probably rest easy. According to a report by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Monday states that the Cubs likely won't include Javier Baez in any future trades. The Cubs have been linked to a few different relievers with Baez, Jorge Soler and even Kyle Schwarber as names being mentioned as trade assets. But not so fast. Rosenthal writes: Javier Baez is not as matur ...

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