1. Cubs Hit New Low, 20-Games Sub .500

    The Cubs’ 6-3 loss against St. Louis drops them 20-games below .500 (48-68). Think about that for a second…twenty games sub ...

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  2. Chipper Jones' Career vs. Cubs

    Chipper Jones tore the ALC in his left knee Tuesday night against Houston while making a jump throw from third base. The injury, which requires surgery, ends Jones’ season early, and may spell the end to what is sure to be a Hall of Fame career...

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  3. Where's John Grabow?

    Add John Grabow to the list of Cubs players who drastically underperformed this year–1-3 with a 7.36 ERA in 28 appearances...

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  4. Ryan Theriot Update

    Since joining the Dodgers on July 31, Ryan Theriot is batting .305 with seven runs scored and three RBI through nine games...

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  5. Jim Edmonds Tours NL Central

    I can’t remember a left-handed bat bouncing around the NL Central the likes of Jim Edmonds since John Vander Wal’s tour of duty with the Pirates, Brewers and Reds (2001-04)...

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  6. Xavier Nady to Clear Waivers

    Unless the Cubs trade or re-sign Xavier Nady this offseason, it seems Jim Hendry’s $3.3 million contract offer to rehab the 31-year-old from Tommy John surgery has been a waste...

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  7. Fukudome To Clear Waivers

    While it’s likely Kosuke Fukudome will clear waivers in the coming days, the Cubs’ chances of trading him this month remain slim. Fukudome is still owed $13...

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  8. Byrd's Case For Gold Glove Award

    It wasn’t long ago I was clamoring for Marlon Byrd to be an NL All Star. Now I’m doing the same for Byrd’s case to win the Gold Glove Award! The guy’s shined all year playing the bricks and ivy to perfection in center field...

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  9. Dusty Baker Out In Cincinnati?

    Dusty Baker’s 3-year deal expires at the end of this season, and the Reds have made no indication as to whether or not Baker will be resigned to a new deal. Since taking over the reins in 2008, Baker is seven-games sub ...

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  10. Starlin Castro Rookie Of The Year

    Starlin Castro recorded a career-high four hits against Milwaukee on Wednesday raising his average to .318–highest among all rookies...

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  11. Ryan Dempster Talks Ted Lilly

    Ryan Dempster offered high praise for former teammate Ted Lilly following Wednesday’s 15-3 win against Milwaukee...

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  12. Ted Lilly's Debut With L.A. Dodgers

    Terrific outing by Ted Lilly in his Dodgers debut! Already a victim of the major’s worst run support, Lilly gave L.A...

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  13. Ted Lilly's Debut With Dodgers

    Terrific outing by Ted Lilly in his Dodgers debut! Already a victim of the major’s worst run support, Lilly gave L.A...

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  14. Maybe Cubs Should Fire Lou?

    Sweet Lou better right the ship after Monday’s embarrassing 18-1 loss or he has no business in the Cubs’ dugout. The Cubs gave Piniella a pass by allowing him to run out the string this season...

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  15. Chicago Cubs on Pace for 90-Loss Season

    Carlos Silva wasn’t the only one who checked out of Sunday’s game due to illness. I was history after the Cubs fell behind 6-1 in the fourth, sickened by this weekend series in Colorado...

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  16. Who Is Blake DeWitt?

    The Dodgers’ main trade piece in return for Ted Lilly & Ryan Theriot is Blake DeWitt, a 24-year-old, left-handed batting second baseman selected by the Dodgers in the first-round of the 2004 amateur draft...

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  17. Cubs Rocky Mountain Low

    Friday night wasn’t just another low-point in the Cubs’ disappointing season. Instead, the Rockies’ 12-runs on 13-hits in the bottom of the 8th sank the Cubs to new lows...

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  18. Ted Lilly's New Look

    The Mets, Twins, Dodgers & Cardinals are reportedly still in the mix to trade for Ted Lilly. Here’s a peek how Lilly would look in each roation. –Ted Lilly (3-8) – 3...

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  19. Should Cubs Resign Derrek Lee?

    You can’t be upset with D-Lee’s decision to revoke a trade to Anaheim. As a 10-5 player, he’s earned the right to do so. I am surprised, however, Lee’s decided to go down with the sinking ship on the North Side vs...

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  20. If Ted Lilly Is Traded

    I’ve said many times that Ted Lilly has been the staff ace since signing a four-year deal in 2006. But it’s likely that his outing on Tuesday night was his last as a Chicago Cub...

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  21. Steve Stone Says Cubs Need Speed

    During his interview on 670 The Score Monday morning, Steve Stone suggested the Cubs have undervalued team speed for many years...

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  22. Bobby Valentine's Resume

    Texas Rangers 1985: (53-76)…replaced Doug Rader 32-games into the season. 1986: (87-75)…2nd place AL West. 1987: (75-87)…7th place AL West. 1988: (70-91)…6th place AL West...

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  23. Tyler Colvin NL Rookie of the Year?

    Put Tyler Colvin in the race for the NL Rookie of the Year Award. *He leads all rookies in home runs with 15. *Leads Cubs with six game-winning RBI. *Has nine home runs & 20 RBI since June 15...

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  24. So Long Sweet Lou

    Lou was the right man for the job in 2007. Now he’s leaving at the right time, too. Of course, we didn’t get the championship or the explosive Lou of years past, but who ...

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  25. Give It Up For Tom Gorzelanny!

    Huge series win for the Cubs! Should’ve been a four-game sweep, but 3-of-4 ain’t bad. After watching Marmol’s meltdown and Soto’s missed hurried tag on Saturday, ...

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