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The talk the last couple of days around Wrigley Field has been about all the left-handers the Cubs are going to face in the near future.
The Cubs made their big deal already -- they aren't about to try to acquire David Price or Jon Lester -- but they may still have a few small deals to come.
Usually, any time the Oakland Athletics face the Texas Rangers , the series is magnified a touch.
Mar 6, 2014; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns is caught in a run down between first and second base in the sixth inning of their spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Need to get your comedy fix? Well, instead of tuning in to the Blue Collar Comedy Tour on Comedy Central or looking up images of LOLcats on the Internet, you should turn your attention to baseball, wherein the two worst teams in the National League will square off for an agonizing four days in the Windy City.
Feb 18, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane speaks to the media during MLB media day at Chase Field.
A's pitcher Jeff Samardzija fistbumps a teammate after throwing seven strong innings in his Oakland debut after being traded from the Chicago Cubs as the A's take the four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, winning 4-2 on Sunday, July 6, 2014 in Oakland, Calif.
Jul 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field.
Those are questions some teams still are asking themselves four days from the trade deadline, and no team is asking more than the Rays, who have David Price and others they could trade before Thursday's deadline.
On Sunday night, in the final outing of a three-game series between the Dodgers and Giants , Jake Peavy will take the mound for San Francisco.
The Oakland A's made one of the biggest trades so far this season when they exchanged their top prospects for Chicago Cubs starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel .
In the final piece of the series leading up to the trade deadline, we look at what bit parts could carry some value to a contender.
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The Chicago Cubs have been a busy team since the MLB Player Draft last month. Since then, we have seen this organization add to an already abundance of wealth down on the farm.
On the agenda: the two worst teams in the American League West, a combined 45 games behind the first-place A's.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 02:21 am
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