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Thursday | Federal Baseball

Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things?

With the news that Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring strain is "pretty substantial" will the Washington Nationals look for some infield help at the major league level at the Trade Deadline? Will they add a reliever? Bench bat? Before the Washington Nationals learned about the severity of Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring injury there was chatter about the NL ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Ryan Zimmerman, Baseball Players, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, Danny Espinosa, Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Northwest Herald

Padres overcome Valbuena's 3-run HR, beat Cubs

Cubs reliever James Russell pitches against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, Tommy Medica, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Tsuyoshi Wada

CBS Local

Levine: Barney Never Regained 2011, '12 Form

Only two players from the 2010 Cubs remain on the current squad after it was announced Tuesday that Darwin Barney was designated for assignment.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Darwin Barney, Jeff Samardzija

Tue Jul 22, 2014

CBS Local

Levine: Scouts In Abundance As Padres And Cubs Play At Wrigley

As Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer prepares for a torrid eight days of trade talks, baseball's best and brightest descended on Wrigley Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Alex Rios

Mon Jul 21, 2014

ChicagoSports.com

Haugh: White Sox should follow Cubs' lead at trade deadline

Before we resume our annual obsession with all things Bears, Chicago must acknowledge how surprisingly sturdy the bridge was that connected the stretch of baseball between the end of the Blackhawks and the beginning of Bourbonnais.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Chris Sale, Jeff Samardzija, Jose Abreu, Jake Peavy

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Tradeable Cubs: James Russell and Wesley Wright

James Russell and Wesley Wright represent a shift in this series, away from everyday players with some impact ability to bit parts that contenders nonetheless seek as they fill out their rosters with an eye on October.

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Related Topix: Sports, Wesley Wright, Baseball Players, Jose Valdez, David Carpenter, Jason Heyward, Phil Coke

BleacherReport

MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 MLB Teams Stand After the All-Star Break

The second half of the 2014 MLB season kicked off on Friday, with all 30 teams back in action following the All-Star break.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Alex Rios, Neal Cotts, Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, Wesley Wright

Sun Jul 20, 2014

AZ SnakePit

Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Return of the Dbacks

On a day filled with Star Wars Theme Music, Bad Photoshop Jobs, and Lightsabers the Dbacks pull a 3-2 winner against the Chicago Cubs .

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Josh Collmenter, Paul Goldschmidt, Ender Inciarte, Arizona Diamondbacks, Major League Baseball

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs

"A long time ago in a ballpark far, far away..." Well, it wasn't so long ago, it was just Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Josh Collmenter, Paul Goldschmidt, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Cubs await word of more trade activity

A large group of scouts already had filled two tables in the dining room at Chase Field when four more walked through the door about an hour before the Cubs' game Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Arizona Diamondbacks, Major League Baseball, Darwin Barney, Oakland Athletics, Arismendy Alcantara, Nate Schierholtz

Chicago Sun-Times

Prospects Arismendy Alcantara and Kyle Hendricks are...

Looking for reasons to pay attention to the Cubs the rest of the season ? But while the future isn't exactly now for the Cubs, it might be just close enough that the roster shape-shifting over the last 2A1 2 months could be worth watching - if not for answers to the timeline in Chicago, then at least for watching rookies and previewing prospects.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Arismendy Alcantara, Anthony Rizzo

Fri Jul 18, 2014

ArizonaSports.com

Diamondbacks rally on Cubs, end post-All-Star drought: By The Numbers

School: ASU Started with Bonneville Phoenix: June 2013 Moved to Arizona: Summer of '93 -- right after Suns' run to the Finals Favorite sports memory: Staying up late to watch Jake Plummer and ASU shut out top-ranked Nebraska in '96 Favorite all-time athletes: Ben Wallace, Wayman Tisdale, Pat Tillman Favorite sports movies: Field of Dreams, White ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Paul Goldschmidt, Starlin Castro, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Trevor Cahill

Bellingham Herald

Recap: Arizona vs. Chicago Cubs

Didi Gregorius hit a go-ahead RBI single as part of a three-run sixth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks topped the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, in the opener of a three-game set.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Didi Gregorius, Paul Goldschmidt, Addison Reed, Miguel Montero

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Cubs' Chris Bosio embraces the challenge of a staff in flux

"He's a guy with knowledge who will teach the young guys about different situations they'll come across in a game,'' Cubs reliever James Russell said.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jeff Samardzija

ChicagoSports.com

Cubs pitchers face huge challenge in 2nd half

It took a respectable pitching performance from rookie Kyle Hendricks to help the Cubs snap a season-high six-game losing streak July 10 and begin to eliminate lingering theories about the skid being linked to the trade of starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A's.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jeff Samardzija, Matt Garza, Jake Arrieta, Chris Rusin, Neil Ramirez

Bleed Cubbie Blue

5 Things To Watch For In The Cubs Second Half

It's still a day and a half before Cubs baseball returns for the second half , so I thought I'd put together a short list of a few things that we can all watch for once the season resumes for the Cubs against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night in Phoenix.

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Related Topix: Sports, Arizona Diamondbacks, Major League Baseball, Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs

Tomahawk Take

The Forgotten Southpaw

March 3, 2013; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jonny Venters throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonny Venters, Baseball Players, Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball, Luis Avilan

Tue Jul 15, 2014

BleacherReport

Cincinnati Reds: 2 Holes Reds Must Address at the Deadline

The Cincinnati Reds have reached the All-Star break as legitimate contenders, and with the 2014 MLB trade deadline only a couple of weeks away, the team has to address a few weaknesses on its roster.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Cincinnati Reds, Baseball Players, Bryan Price, Sean Marshall, Jay Bruce

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Tomahawk Take

Halfway Home - Some Observations

Jul 12, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton hits an RBI single during the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, National League West, David Price, Opinion

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Braves 10, Cubs 7: 'A Day Late And A Dollar Short'

Arismendy Alcantara rounds third base after hitting his first big-league homer - Jonathan Daniel In honor of the Cubs ' 1960s throwback weekend, the headline to the recap of the Cubs' 10-7 loss to the Braves is one of Jack Brickhouse's favorite on-air phrases, used when the team needed to dig itself out of a deep game deficit.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Craig Kimbrel, Arismendy Alcantara, Julio Teheran, Zac Rosscup

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