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Franmil's Many Cubs Connections, the Problem of the Baseball, Seiya's Big Night, and Other Cubs Bullets

Franmil’s Many Cubs Connections, the Problem of the Baseball, Seiya’s Big Night, and Other Cubs Bullets

A couple days clear, I’ll still stay spoiler free and say only that the penultimate episode of ‘Better Call Saul’ was absolutely outstanding. Perfect setup for the finale, and I just have no idea what’s coming now. Seiya Suzuki had a big night last night, notching three hits, including his first homer in a couple …

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The Three Best Jason Heyward Moments and What He Meant to the Cubs Organization

The Three Best Jason Heyward Moments and What He Meant to the Cubs Organization

Today is Jason Heyward’s 33rd birthday. There was always a chance, given his complicated swing and the natural vagaries of aging, that he would be on his way out the door by now, after signing an eight-year deal with the Cubs before the 2016 season. You could have predicted it back then. What you might …

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Greenberg: Power of personality was Jason Heyward’s greatest skill with Cubs

Greenberg: Power of personality was Jason Heyward’s greatest skill with Cubs

Connecting was never Jason Heyward’s problem in Chicago. Hitting, sure, that was an issue. He was bad at that for most of his seven seasons in a Cubs uniform. It’s OK to acknowledge it, to write it, to tweet it. It’s the truth, evidenced in all of the numbers and the eye test. But Heyward …

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Chicago Cubs claim former Guards DH Franmil Reyes; what about his bobblehead?

Chicago Cubs claim former Guards DH Franmil Reyes; what about his bobblehead?

CLEVELAND, Ohio — There goes the Franmil Reyes’ bobblehead night. On Sept. 3 fans attending the Guardians game at Progressive Field against Seattle were going to receive a bobblehead of their favorite power-hitting DH. But things change fast in baseball. On Tuesday the slumping Reyes was optioned to Class AAA Columbus. On Saturday he was …

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Contreras Plays Hero, Future Role Flexibility, Steele is Nasty, Madrigal Hits, and Other Cubs Bullets

Contreras Plays Hero, Future Role Flexibility, Steele is Nasty, Madrigal Hits, and Other Cubs Bullets

I’m not sure how I avoided it all summer until now – I don’t think I was doing anything better or smarter – but I finally got bit up by mosquitos last night. The itches sure are satisfying when you scratch, but I don’t particularly want to be doing it all day for several days. …

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Quick hits: Tyler O'Neill's homer shatters tie, hoists Cardinals to sweep of Cubs | St. Louis Cardinals

Quick hits: Tyler O’Neill’s homer shatters tie, hoists Cardinals to sweep of Cubs | St. Louis Cardinals

Before the first of the Cardinals’ new lefty starters spun a pitch, manager Oliver Marmol was pragmatic about what he was eager to see first from Jose Quintana. The swings and misses and zeroes could come later. “It’s going to be fun to watch him in our uniform,” Marmol said. In his feathered debut after …

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Cubs' Willson Contreras leads list of MLB trade candidates who, surprisingly, went nowhere

Cubs’ Willson Contreras leads list of MLB trade candidates who, surprisingly, went nowhere

The 2022 MLB trade deadline came and went on Tuesday, and the occasion was of course notable for the number of headline-grabbing trades that went down — meaning, mostly, the whopper that landed Juan Soto in San Diego. Now, though, let’s take a moment to pay heed to the players who were not traded.  The …

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Live updates as Juan Soto dominates rumors, Nationals and Cubs hold key to action

Live updates as Juan Soto dominates rumors, Nationals and Cubs hold key to action

MLB trade season is here. The clock is ticking as executives try to prepare their teams for the stretch run before the deadline at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2. All eyes are on Juan Soto, the 23-year-old Washington Nationals superstar who is suddenly on the trade block. We will be following every twist and …

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What the Cubs’ Scott Effross trade says about their direction at the deadline

What the Cubs’ Scott Effross trade says about their direction at the deadline

The Cubs signaled they were open for business months ago. Willson Contreras and Ian Happ already took their mental snapshots of Wrigley Field, hugging each other tightly in the dugout last week after the final home game before the trade deadline. David Robertson, Chris Martin and Mychal Givens looked like obvious candidates to be traded …

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