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Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Pirates (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Pirates (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Let’s try this again: it’s a big game, and this time it’s Jake Arrieta taking the ball.

by August 4, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Putting Up Great Numbers So Far at AA

Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Putting Up Great Numbers So Far at AA

The switch-hitting third base prospect is probably going to be the subject of some discussion after this season.

OK, I’ll Admit: A.J. Pierzynski Did Something Awesome by Framing a Bouncing Pitch (VIDEO)

OK, I’ll Admit: A.J. Pierzynski Did Something Awesome by Framing a Bouncing Pitch (VIDEO)

Framing a pitch that bounced five feet in front of the plate? Yes, that’s fun to watch no matter what.

by August 4, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Speak: Deadline Moves, Prospect Value, Financial Ability, More

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Speak: Deadline Moves, Prospect Value, Financial Ability, More

Why didn’t the Cubs make any huge moves? Did they have the money if they’d wanted to? Did they have the prospects?

The Nationals are Suddenly a Wild Card Contender, Too, and Other Bullets

The Nationals are Suddenly a Wild Card Contender, Too, and Other Bullets

They’ve done enough losing, and the Mets have done enough winning, that they are now also a team to be watching in the Wild Card race.

by August 4, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Braves 9, Giants 8 – August 3, 2015 (Cubs/Pirates Postponed)

Enhanced Box Score: Braves 9, Giants 8 – August 3, 2015 (Cubs/Pirates Postponed)

Gotta love a dramatic comeback that helps the Cubs.

by August 4, 2015 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Pirates (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Pirates (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Lester versus Liriano in a nationally televised August game with playoff implications. Buckle up.

by August 3, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Roster Move: Matt Szczur Joins Cubs, Clayton Richard Designated for Assignment

Roster Move: Matt Szczur Joins Cubs, Clayton Richard Designated for Assignment

The Cubs’ bench is back up to a slightly-more-passable four.

Good News: Kris Bryant is in the Starting Lineup Tonight

Good News: Kris Bryant is in the Starting Lineup Tonight

Great to see Bryant right back out there.

by August 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Roster and Injury Notes: Richard, Montero, La Stella, Medina, More

Roster and Injury Notes: Richard, Montero, La Stella, Medina, More

The Cubs’ roster has churned a great deal in the last week, so there’s a lot to catch up on, and to put into context.

by August 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Ben Rowen, We Hardly Knew Ye: Claimed By Blue Jays

Ben Rowen, We Hardly Knew Ye: Claimed By Blue Jays

The submariner righty never got a chance with the Cubs.

Rumor: Cubs May Be Interested in Chase Utley

Rumor: Cubs May Be Interested in Chase Utley

The 36-year-old second baseman has been out with an ankle injury since June, so it’s hard to say how he projects down the stretch.

by August 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Teams Can Still Make Trades in August – The Waiver System, Types of Targets, Etc.

Teams Can Still Make Trades in August – The Waiver System, Types of Targets, Etc.

July marked the end of the period where players can freely be traded – but that’s not necessarily the end of all trading.

Series Preview: Cubs v. Pirates, August 3 – August 5, 2015

Series Preview: Cubs v. Pirates, August 3 – August 5, 2015

The Cubs start a big one tonight in Pittsburgh.

by August 3, 2015 Series Previews
The Cubs Are 10 Games Over .500 and Other Bullets

The Cubs Are 10 Games Over .500 and Other Bullets

It’s a season-high for the 2015 Chicago Cubs, who are deep in a playoff race.

by August 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
The Big Week Ahead, With Seven Games Against the Pirates and Giants

The Big Week Ahead, With Seven Games Against the Pirates and Giants

The Wild Card race comes into heavy focus this week for all three teams. I hope you’re prepared.

by August 3, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Weekend Catch-Up: Cubs Get Pitchers, Beat Brewers, Do Some Transacting

Weekend Catch-Up: Cubs Get Pitchers, Beat Brewers, Do Some Transacting

The aftermath of the Trade Deadline, and heading into August.

by August 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Giving Jorge Soler’s Defense Some Love – Watch Him Rob a Homer (VIDEO)

Giving Jorge Soler’s Defense Some Love – Watch Him Rob a Homer (VIDEO)

A truly incredible play from Saturday night.

by August 2, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Kris Bryant Leaves Game After Slide into Second Base (UPDATE: Dizziness, Precautionary)

Kris Bryant Leaves Game After Slide into Second Base (UPDATE: Dizziness, Precautionary)

Bryant made contact with Jean Segura on a slide into second base, and looked to be in pain.

by August 2, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 3 – August 2, 2015

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 3 – August 2, 2015

It got a little tense there in the 9th, but the Cubs pull off the sweep!

by August 2, 2015 Enhanced Box Scores

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