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  1. Cubs shutting down prospect Addison Russell from Arizona Fall League

    Oct 23, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT

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    One of the game’s top shortstop prospects, Russell saw some time at second base in the Arizona Fall League.

  2. Theo Epstein: “Our goal in 2015 is to win the National League Central”

    Oct 11, 2014, 7:26 PM EDT

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    Theo Epstein has his eyes on an NL Central title in 2015. It’s a realistic aspiration.

  3. Cubs expect Javier Baez to be their Opening Day second baseman despite rookie struggles

    Sep 30, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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    Javier Baez hit just .169 with 95 strikeouts in 52 games as a 21-year-old rookie.

  4. Manny Ramirez, Cubs assistant hitting coach?

    Sep 30, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    It’s not as crazy as it may seem.

  5. Pouliot’s 2014 National League awards picks

    Sep 30, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    You know Kershaw is the Cy Young. Is he the MVP, too?

  6. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 29, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

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    All good things must come to an end.

  7. Giancarlo Stanton looks as good as new

    Sep 27, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton suffered multiple facial fractures and dental damage when he was hit by a pitch from Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers on September 11, but he’s looking like his old self again just a little over two weeks later.

  8. Cubs tab Jacob Turner over Kyle Hendricks to start Sunday’s regular season finale

    Sep 26, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT

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    The Cubs will start Jacob Turner over Kyle Hendricks on Sunday, citing Hendricks’ workload as the reason.

  9. Derek Jeter has the most popular player jersey since the All-Star break

    Sep 25, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    The old man tops the list, but a lot of young stars are right on his heels.

  10. Cubs demote Edwin Jackson to the bullpen

    Sep 23, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT

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    Chicago owes him $11 million in 2015 and $11 million in 2016.

  11. Cubs ready to make a big play for pitching

    Sep 22, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    The Cubs know they can’t just get by on change-of-scenery guys and sign-and-flip deals.

  12. Javier Baez is hitting .178 with 78 strikeouts in 43 games; should the Cubs be worried?

    Sep 19, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    After homering seven times in his first 19 games Cubs rookie Javier Baez has gone deep just twice in his last 24 games while hitting .146 with 44 strikeouts.

  13. Anthony Rizzo wins 2014 Branch Rickey Award

    Sep 18, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Rizzo won the award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients.

  14. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 17, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT

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    Beer showers on the Beltway as the Nats and Orioles both clinch

  15. Anthony Rizzo rejoined the Cubs with a walk-off homer

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

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    And a pretty great home run call by always underrated Cubs announcer Len Kasper (as long as you’re not a Reds fan).

  16. Major League Baseball announces nominees for the Clemente Award

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Carlos Beltran won last year. Who gets it this year?

  17. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 16, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT

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    The Angels clinch a playoff spot. The Nats and Orioles pull to within one game of clinching their divisions.

  18. Anthony Rizzo rejoins the Cubs’ lineup after back injury

    Sep 15, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Rizzo was having a breakout season before the injury, hitting .278 with 30 homers and an .889 OPS in 129 games at age 24.

  19. Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award finalists announced

    Sep 15, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

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    Six finalists — one from each division — were named today and will now be subject for a player vote to determine the winner.

  20. Video: Pirates turn first triple play at PNC Park

    Sep 14, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

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    Watch as Josh Harrison starts this around-the-horn triple play Sunday in Pittsburgh …

  21. Matt Szczur slugged his first major league home run

    Sep 14, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

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    Matt Szczur was ranked a Top 100 prospect by Baseball America in 2012, but he never quite met that hype and batted just .261/.315/.312 with one home run in 116 games this season at Triple-A Iowa. So knocking one out of PNC Park was both a relief and a surprise for the 25-year-old.

  22. Anthony Rizzo on track to return to the Cubs’ lineup on Monday

    Sep 13, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Anthony Rizzo has made progress from his lower back injury and is on track to rejoin the Cubs’ lineup on Monday.

  23. Cubs will be in position to make a splash with Jon Lester

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Multiple industry sources say the Cubs are targeting Lester and will make a run at him this winter, trying to set a foundation piece in the rebuild at Clark and Addison.

  24. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Yusmeiro Petit was a study in efficiency as the Giants solidified their hold on the top wild card slot in the National League and pulled to within two and a half of the Dodgers.

  25. Video: Gerrit Cole hit a no-doubt home run, the first of his career

    Sep 7, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Gerrit Cole got the win in Sunday’s start against the Cubs. Oh, and he also hit his first major league home run. All in a day’s work.

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