1. Re-Ranking the Chicago Cubs' Top 15 Prospects Post-Trade Deadline

    The trade deadline was supposed to bring a plethora of prospects into the Chicago Cubs dry farm system, but July 31 came and went with less-than-expected fireworks from the Cubs' front...

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  2. Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein Flexes Negotiating Muscle in Trade with Braves

    The offseason came and went with big name free agents such as Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson all going somewhere besides Chicago. David DeJesus wasn't exactly what Cubs fans were expecting as Theo Epstein 's "big splash...

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  3. Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors: The Hottest Trade Chatter Heading into the Deadline

    July 31 marks the World Series of the year for the Chicago Cubs and its front office. The trade deadline will come and go with the opportunity to restock a farm system that has underachieved for so long...

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  4. Chicago Cubs: 10 Reasons the Cubs Are Already Lined Up for a Bright Future

    Dark days are upon Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs . But not far ahead, there's a ray of light at the end of the tunnel. The Cubs have been abysmal thus far, and things could get worse despite a brief turnaround...

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  5. MLB Trade Rumors: What Will the Chicago Cubs' Roster Look Like on August 1?

    The next two weeks should be considered the playoffs for the Chicago Cubs ' front office. With the trade deadline looming, it's the most important time of the year, besides arguably the draft, for the Cubs' future...

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  6. British Open Picks 2012: 5 Golfers You Can't Miss

    Going back to 2008 when Padraig Harrington won the Open Championship and PGA Championship consecutively, its been 17 straight majors without a repeat winner...

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  7. British Open Tips 2012: Betting Plays You Must Make

    You've got $100 burning a hole in your pocket, and you're staring at the betting lines of The Open Championship. Where does it go? Well, most likely to the house. But there's a chance to make money on this year's event...

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  8. Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors: What Can Theo Fetch for All-Star Bryan LaHair?

    Expecting a large haul of prospects for a 29-year-old, left-handed, All-Star first baseman sure doesn't seem out of the question, but Chicago Cubs ' Bryan LaHair is not the norm...

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  9. Jorge Soler: 10 Bold Predictions for Cuban Star's Cubs Career

    After months of speculation, it appears that Jorge Soler is on the verge of officially inking a nine-year, $30 million deal, according to Comcast Sports Net...

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  10. Chicago Cubs: 10 Players on the Roster Theo Epstein Can Build Around

    The season was over before it started, but the Chicago Cubs head into a stretch that will be as important as other teams' Septembers if they ever want to find themselves playing in October...

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  11. Cubs Trade Rumors: 9 Reasons the Cubs Shouldn't Trade Starlin Castro

    Fantasy trade packages involving every team's super prospects are spread across the Internet involving Chicago Cubs All-Star Starlin Castro. But don't get your hopes up. In fact, it's time to come back down to Earth...

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  12. Why Theo Epstein's Approach Might Not Work for the Chicago Cubs

    The Chicago Cubs have only the abysmal Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres to thank for keeping themselves out of the basement of baseball following Tuesday's 5-3 win over San Diego...

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  13. Rafael Dolis Is the Chicago Cubs' Long-Term Closer Solution

    It wasn't long ago that the Chicago Cubs locked up their long-term closer solution to a lucrative three-year deal in Carlos Marmol . As is the case for every other long-term closer not named Mariano, it didn't seem to last very long...

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  14. 5 Signs Jeff Samardzija Can Be the Ace of the Future for the Chicago Cubs

    Jeff Samardzija struggled with the command of his off-speed pitches throughout his career, while also having difficulties blowing his fastball straight past hitters. To say Samardzija has surprised this season would be an understatement...

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  15. Chicago Cubs: 4 Players Theo Epstein Should Give a Trial by Fire

    Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo and prospects, oh my! Chicago Cubs fans cannot wait for the major league arrival of the two big-name prospects with the intention of leading Chicago down the yellow brick road to a championship sooner rather than later...

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  16. NBA Playoffs 2012: Analysis and Full Grades from Thunder-Mavericks Game 2

    The Dallas Mavericks had plenty of chances to take control of the series with a win in Game 2 before heading back to Dallas for Game 3. Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs missed key open threes...

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  17. Chicago Bulls: 3 Bold Predictions for the Rest of the First Round

    Derrick Rose used a jump-stop late in the fourth quarter to halt his momentum on the court. Instead, it halted the NBA finals expectations the Chicago Bulls carried into the postseason...

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  18. NBA Playoffs 2012: Instant Analysis and Full Grades for Thunder-Mavericks Game 1

    A win in Game 1 wouldn't erase the demons of a five-game loss in the Western Conference finals last season, but Kevin Durant made sure the Thunder were a step closer to doing so...

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  19. Geovany Soto: Should the Chicago Cubs Move Him for Prospects?

    It didn't take long for Chicago Cubs fans to become smitten with Geovany Soto, following a 2008 rookie campaign that featured an All-Star Game appearance, the Rookie of the Year Award and even a few league MVP votes...

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  20. Chicago Cubs: Why Anthony Rizzo Must Be Called Up ASAP

    Jed Hoyer worried that he rushed Anthony Rizzo, then of the San Diego Padres , to the majors before he was ready. At this point, Hoyer can't pick up the phone soon enough to instill Rizzo into the everyday lineup...

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  21. Chicago Cubs: Dale Sveum Makes First Critical Error of the Season

    In the opening series between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals , the Cardinals won the pivotal third game 10-3 capturing the series. Sunday's game was won before either team took the field...

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  22. Chicago Cubs: What the 2013 Roster Will Look Like

    Two blown saves and a 1-2 record later and Cubs fans are already calling for the release of Carlos Marmol and Kerry Wood. Dale Sveum can't escape criticism for the use of his bullpen...

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  23. Chicago Cubs: Can Starlin Castro Become NL's Best Shortstop in 2012?

    After leading the National League in hits last season, consider Starlin Castro the interim title-holder of the "Best Shortstop in the National League." I say interim because injuries can cost the cream of the crop full seasons, skewing the numbers...

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  24. Chicago Cubs: 7 Ways Brett Jackson Impressed in Spring Training

    The Brett Jackson train is full steam ahead, as the arrival of the outfielder seems imminent this season. He'll start the year in Triple-A, but it won't be long before Jackson receives ...

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  25. Chicago Cubs: Top 5 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers in Spring Camp

    There are roughly two weeks left before Opening Day as 14 spring games remain before the Cubs take the field against Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals...

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