So many of the Cubs’ top prospects are going this year, including Willson Contreras, Pierce Johnson, Mark Zagunis, and Jeimer Candelario.
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Kevin Kiermaier made a catch that rivals any home run robbery you’ve ever seen.
Although there’s always a chance movement elsewhere opens up spots, it seems like this is unlikely to impact the Cubs.
The Cubs are still in playoff position this month, even as we get anxious about losses.
De Aza hits righties very well, and improves the Giants’ overall offensive depth.
The Giants are the Cubs’ closest Wild Card competitor, and adding another bat could help them quite a bit in September.
The Cubs didn’t lose that much ground to the Giants over the course of their West Coast swing.
The Cubs get no quarter from their competitors when they go on a losing streak.
It was against the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Also: Pirates win. Yesterday was awesome!
The Dodgers could fit the Pirates and Cubs’ payrolls comfortably under their financial umbrella. Talk about flexing your financial muscle.
Get ready for impending rumors and speculation involving Cubs executive Jason McLeod, among others.
Actual standings and what-could-have-been standings.
The Giants (obviously), Cardinals, and Pirates all won yesterday. The middle of those teams continues to make things particularly un-fun.
The Cubs are still behind in the NL Central by 6.5 games, though they’re now just 2.0 behind the Pirates.
The Cubs would lead all other divisions (except the AL Central) by a significant amount.
No change in the NL Central standings, but big things are coming.
Their grip on the Central is diminishing greatly.
The Cubs gain ground in the Central, and hold steady on the second Wild Card spot.
Addison Russell and Anthony Rizzo went deep last night … but those aren’t the two crazy homers you should watch here.
With Hunter Pence out, the Giants needed to act quickly, and they did.