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Arismendy Alcantara Forcing Himself to Big Leagues

Winning consistently on the North Side is not far away (presumably) and fans are getting restless. During what is now the third year of a total rebuild headed by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, the product put on the major league field has been less than stellar to say the least. Although the Cubs are among Major League Baseball’s highest grossing markets, lately they’re being confused with clubs who are consid ...

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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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White Sox Trade Matt Thornton

Friday evening the White Sox took the first step in their rebuilding process by trading away veteran left-handed reliever Matt Thornton. Thornton, an eight year veteran of the White Sox who was acquired in 2006 for Joe Borchard, will head to the Boston Red Sox. Thornton will fill a need in the Red Sox bullpen for pitchers who can eat innings and provide another lefty reliever for manager John Farrell to use ...

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Jake Peavy Wouldn’t Reject a Trade

According to MLB Trade Rumors Jake Peavy told Comcast Sports net's Inside Look that he has "no problems being moved to who is in contention and trying to win a World Series." These comments most likely come in the wake of general manager Rick Hahn demanding improvements in the team and publicly stating that the team doesn't want to sell at the deadline, however if things keep going badly then the White Sox ...

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Blackhawks looking good, but who can make them better?

As of writing, the Chicago Blackhawks sit on top of the NHL standings. They have had great play from the entire team, with two Hart Trophy candidates in Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, seven good players on defense, and two goalies playing out of their minds in Ray Emery and Corey Crawford, who is a dark-horse Vezina candidate. But what can the Hawks do to improve their team? Let's look at possible trade c ...

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WSD presents: Cubs Trade Deadline Overview

Note: Zack asked us to repost this on CCS from World Series Dreaming, so here's the article Dabynsky wrote for us.  You can check out the blog and the original article here.  Thanks for the opportunity from CCS and thanks to you all for reading.  A revised prospects list has also been released, here. The Cubs were busy at the trade deadline as many predicted.  They made 3 trades which saw 2 starting pitcher ...

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Bullpen Pieces Hot Commodity at Trade Deadline

Bullpen Pieces Hot Commodity at Trade Deadline This time of year many phone calls are being made between baseball’s general managers to gauge the market for established veterans who will either help their team in the present, or for promising youngsters to help replenish depleted minor league systems. While the Adam Dunn’s or Roy Oswalt’s of this year’s market are the major pieces that can be had, typically ...

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