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Chicago Cubs: Rotation questions continue to linger into September

No matter which way you cut the proverbial pie, Chicago Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper perhaps said it best: the position the Cubs currently find themselves in is "enviable." They're situated 5 1/2 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants for the second wild card, even finding themselves in striking distance of the wild card-leading Pittsburgh Pirates (and miracle-run distance of the division leading St. Louis ...

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Chicago Cubs first half grades: Pitching

Entering the 2015 season, opinions varied wildly as to where exactly the Chicago Cubs were going to fit. Some well-intentioned, over-eager supporters declared the Cubs were ready for prime time --that Kris Bryant would hit 84 home runs and drive in 250 runs. Others thought a .500 finish would be a sign of "The Plan" functioning properly. Some thought a little over .500 was in the works, and that a wild card ...

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Cubs 2011 Rotation Looks Like a Big Question Mark

Coming into the 2010 season, the Cubs knew they had one of the stronger starting rotations in the National League. Ryan Dempster established himself as a solid front of the rotation starter, Randy Wells was coming off a stellar rookie season, Carlos Zambrano lost a ton of weight, Carlos Silva had been moved across the mound, and Ted Lilly would only be delayed a few weeks. At the All-Star Break, the Cubs st ...

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