Cubs trade bevy of prospects for Aroldis Chapman

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I’m going to break this article into three parts. First, I’ll talk about what the Cubs gave up. Second, I’ll talk about the on-field potential of Aroldis Chapman, and what it means for the Cubs in 2016. Lastly, I’ll talk about the off-field potential of Aroldis Chapman and what this means (to me) about this team. The first thing we …

Cardinals @ Cubs 6/22/2016

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How To Watch 1:20 PM CT, ABC 7 670 the Score LINEUPS Matt Carpenter, 2B Aledmys Diaz, SS Matt Adams, 1B Stephen Piscotty, RF Jhonny Peralta, 3B Brandon Moss, LF Yadier Molina, C Kolten Wong, CF Michael Wacha, P Chris Coghlan, LF Jason Heyward, RF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Miguel Montero, C Javier Baez, SS …

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Journeymen of Tomorrow: Special Draft Edition

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The Cubs finally had some picks in the draft and their strategy was extremely straightforward: draft right-handed college pitchers. 3. Tom Hatch, RHP, Ok State Hatch was the Big 12 pitcher of the year last year. As a redshirt sophomore, he has some leverage to return home, so this isn't likely to be an underslot pick. Hatch is still playing …

Braves 5, Cubs 1 (6/10/16)

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OSS: When you face an ace like Bud Norris, you kind of expect to get shut down like this. Three Up 1. Albert Almora Jr. had a double! Good for him. He also assisted on a double play and did this and this. 2. Dexter Fowler drove in the Cubs' only run and added a double as well. 3. Let's give it to Zobrist, …

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Phillies 3, Cubs 2 (6/7/2016)

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OSS: Cubs' bats fall silent as the Cubs lose another close game. Three Up 1. Tommy La Stella was the only person to reach base twice for the Cubs in this game. It sort of stinks for him, as he'd be a starter on many, many teams. Doesn't get much run on this squad. 2. Javier Baez had a pinch hit …

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Cubs 6, Phillies 4 (6/6/2016)

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OSS: Cubs absolutely dominate the game for 8 innings, and then clench their collective butts for a 9th inning scare. Quirky Stat: No walks in this game. Three Up 1. Jon Lester has now been incredible for 2 consecutive games. He was very close to a Maddux and settled for 8 scoreless, with 4 hits, no walks, and 9 strikeouts. …

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Cubs Minor League Update (6.1.2016)

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Iowa Cubs 11, Oklahoma City 6 Iowa struck early and struck often, laying 4 down on the Dodgers in the first inning, and added 7 more over the course of an 11 to 6 beating. Everybody had at least 1 hit, and everyone except Juan Perez and Munenori Kawasaki had an RBI.  Willson Contreras had another day, going 2 for …