Having lost to the White Sox, the Cubs then watched their other Wild Card competitors win.
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The Cardinals, Pirates, and Giants all won again. How do their upcoming schedules look?
With full no-trade rights, Utley can control where he goes.
Best of luck to Jackson, who now saves the Cubs a little bit of money.
With Joe Panik out, the fit certainly makes sense.
Even after becoming a major talking point last year, nothing has changed.
Martinez is the top international free agent on the market, and an impact prospect.
Which team to root for?
Teams scout players/other teams all the time, though the timing here is interesting, as well as the need to see him back from injury.
In the end, the contract was just too ugly for any other team to want as is. Will the Padres deal Shields now?
Are the Cubs still interested? Will a team ahead of them make a claim?
It was mostly a good day yesterday for the Cubs vis a vis their various theoretical playoff competitors.
Making deals is August is tricky, but the Cubs have been trying.
The Cubs took a half-game lead yesterday for the second Wild Card spot, but how did everyone else of relevance in the playoff race fare?
This would be fun to watch every five days. Well, if it was effective.
Not a huge move, but one that will help the Mets.
The Cubs still hold a lead for the second Wild Card spot, but they didn’t get much help last night.
Reverting to a 154-game schedule could open MLB up to a slew of important questions deserving of good answers.
Framing a pitch that bounced five feet in front of the plate? Yes, that’s fun to watch no matter what.
July marked the end of the period where players can freely be traded – but that’s not necessarily the end of all trading.