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Who's the next Chicago baseball MVP?
Leila Rahimi and Kelly Crull rank which Chicago baseball player could be the city's next MVP.
Why did KB get a first-place vote?
Someone thought Kris Bryant deserved to repeat as National League MVP. And the writer who cast that vote wrote up exactly why he did it.
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Arrieta, Davis, Cobb turn down QOs
It's time to start negotiating long-term deals as Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis and Alex Cobb all turned down their respective qualifying offers.
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Is Jake Arrieta the guy to take teams to 'Playoffville'?
According to agent Scott Boras, Jake Arrieta can put teams into elite status. That's his pitch for his pitcher this offseason.
Why Britton no longer makes sense for Cubs
Acquiring Orioles southpaw Zach Britton no longer makes sense for a Cubs team going in a different direction with their bullpen.
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Welcome to 'Playoffville'
Scott Boras is selling Jake Arrieta as an elite pitcher who consistently wins big games. Given past postseason results, how can any GM argue with that? 
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How the Quintana deal changed everything
The Jose Quintana trade altered the course of baseball history in Chicago for the next three, five and maybe even 10 years.
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Epstein: Expect a division title next year
The Cubs want Alex Cobb, and that's just the beginning of the plan Theo Epstein has to keep them in contention for 2018 and beyond.
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Eloy Jimenez is on the fast track
The White Sox are beginning to understand what the Cubs already knew about Eloy Jimenez, talking about the young outfielder forcing their hand in the middle of their rebuild.
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Henry Blanco latest Cubs coach rumored to be leaving town
Henry Blanco - aka Hank White - is apparently joining the list of former Cubs coaches.
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Could Zach Britton be a fit for the Cubs' bullpen?
Reports said the Cubs are interested in Zach Britton, but what does he add to the bullpen?
What not paying the luxury tax means for Cubs and Alex Cobb
The Cubs are not projected to pay the luxury tax this year, but is a significant development in the team's chase for free agents.
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How Davis returning to Cubs could fall into place
Reports of the Cubs talking to the Orioles about trading for Zach Britton have emerged, but Wade Davis may still be the most likely option at closer.
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Cubs will be ready to trade for pitching at GM meetings
Jed Hoyer entered the GM meetings with pitching spots to fill and said the Cubs "have to be open-minded."
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Jed Hoyer keeping an open mind when it comes to bullpen
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer talks about the importance of keeping an open mind when it comes to rebuilding the team's bullpen.
How can the Cubs rebuild the bullpen?
Whether going after a big-name free agent like Brandon Morrow — or just trying to find the next diamond in the rough — the Cubs have options when it comes to the 'pen.
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Is Alex Cobb ready to follow Joe Maddon and the Cubs?
Is Alex Cobb ready to follow Joe Maddon and the Cubs? The 30-year-old pitcher appeared on MLB Network to discuss.
Are Cubs and Alex Cobb a match?
The Cubs and Alex Cobb, a team that needs to replace 40 percent of its rotation and a pitcher who came up with Joe Maddon’s Rays, are looking like a match.
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How Cubs will make their sales pitch to Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani is a baseball unicorn for starring as a two-way player in Japan. Could the Cubs make a run at the 23-year-old star?
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Hoyer on expanded role Ross could have for Cubs in 2018
Jed Hoyer talks about the expanded role David Ross will have with the Cubs next season.
Heyward is just the beginning of wild trade-rumor season for Cubs
The Jason Heyward trade speculation is only the beginning of what should be a wild trade-rumor season for the Cubs, and it will only get louder during next week's GM meetings.
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Podcast: Hoyer on offseason trade rumors
GM Jed Hoyer stopped by the CubsTalk Podcast this week to discuss the Cubs coaching staff, offseason trade rumors and the big winter ahead.
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A bigger role for Grandpa Rossy
David Ross won't be the Cubs bench coach in 2018 but he will have an expanded role with the organization.
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Cubs name new bench coach
The Cubs coaching staff is coming into focus as the offseason marches on.
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Rizzo takes home another award
After winning the Roberto Clemente Award, Anthony Rizzo was honored again, this time by the MLB Players Association.
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Wade Davis' full impact on the Cubs
Wade Davis' contributions to the Cubs went far past his numbers and resume. How much will that matter to the team when they offer the free-agent closer?
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Could Lackey return to Cubs in 2018?
John Lackey isn't riding off into the sunset just yet, but would he be a fit for the Cubs' 2018 rotation?
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Jason Heyward wins his fifth Gold Glove
Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward won his fourth straight Gold Glove, the fifth in his career.
Jason Heyward wins fifth Gold Glove
As questions about his offense continue — and trade rumors fly — Jason Heyward won his fifth Gold Glove, showing the Cubs can always count on his defense.
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How Boras sees Arrieta's free agency
As Jake Arrieta readies to hit the free-agent market, it's important to remember how he got here — and why he'll get paid beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.
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Sammy Sosa status update: Yep, still weird
Sammy Sosa is back on social media and looking like he's about to fight some demagorgans in the Upside Down.
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Should Cubs keep or dump Arrieta and Davis?
Kelly Crull breaks down the futures of Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis.
Munenori Kawasaki is a world champion again
Cubs fan favorite Munenori Kawasaki has won a title for the second straight fall.
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Now comes the hard part for Cubs
After making qualifying offers to Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis on Monday, now comes the difficult decisions for the Cubs front office. 
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STL Podcast: Should the Cubs re-sign Arrieta or Davis?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about whether it's more important for the Cubs to re-sign Jake Arrieta or Wade Davis this winter.
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Cubs send Astros a lot of pizzas
The Cubs paid it forward to the Houston Astros on Friday by sending them 40 pizzas in honor of their World Series victory.
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Cubs waiting for Heyward’s breakthrough
The Cubs need Jason Heyward to be the well-rounded player they envisioned when they gave him the biggest contract in franchise history in 2015.
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Why the number 17 is lucky for Chicago sports
The number 17 is pretty lucky for Chicago sports.
STL Podcast: What Cubs and Sox have to do to make it to World Series
On the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel talks about what the Cubs and White Sox need to do to make it back to the World Series.
Jam-packed CubsTalk Podcast
Breaking down what figures to be a wacky winter for the Cubs, from deciding their bench coach (David Ross??) to possible trades (Jason Heyward?? Chris Archer??).
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Cubs identity entering 2018
As the Cubs begin to navigate what will surely be a crazy offseason, here's how Theo Epstein envisions the identity of his team.
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Dodgers a perfect fit for Arrieta?
Imagine Jake Arrieta in Dodger blue pitching against the Cubs in the 2018 NLCS...
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Final outs of the 2016 World Series with Brett Eldredge
Experience the final outs of the 2016 World Series from the viewpoint of fans at Progressive Field...including country music singer Brett Eldredge.
Looking ahead with Jon Lester
Over the final half of his contract, Jon Lester will mean even more to a Cubs team that has big question marks in the starting rotation.
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If not Davis, Cubs need closer with 'huge balls'
If the Cubs don't bring back Wade Davis, they'll need someone just as impactful in an era where a lights-out closer means everything.
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What to do with Russell and Baez?
Should the Cubs flip Addison Russell and Javier Baez in the middle of their infield? Or are they best off the way things are? Another item for Theo Epstein's offseason do-to list.
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Could David Ross take the Cubs bench coach job?
The Cubs have an opening at bench coach. Could David Ross fill in as the replacement?
Grandpa Rossy: Next Cubs bench coach?
David Ross has a lot going on but would figure to be an obvious candidate for the Cubs' now-vacant bench coach position.
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Dave Martinez headed to Nationals
Dave Martinez will be named the next Washington Nationals manager, which means the Cubs coaching staff will be shaken up once again. 
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Anthony Rizzo wins Roberto Clemente Award
Anthony Rizzo was honored with the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award after his amazing work off the field.
Did Wade Boggs just break the Dave Martinez to the Nationals news?
Wade Boggs may have broke some news via his Twitter account, tweeting a congrats to Dave Martinez on getting the Nationals manager job. 
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Rizzo wins Roberto Clemente Award
For all his efforts in the community, Anthony Rizzo was recognized by Major League Baseball as this year's Roberto Clemente Award winner. 
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Potential difference maker for Cubs?
The Cubs can’t send Chili Davis out to face Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw, but Theo Epstein believes his presence will help the organization. 
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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Cubs coaching staff shake-up
Joe Maddon shakes up his entire coaching staff and more in the latest edition of the SportsTalk Live Podcast.
Cubs to hire Jim Hickey as pitching coach
The Cubs will hire Jim Hickey as their new pitching coach, reuniting him with Joe Maddon, with whom he spent a long time with in Tampa Bay.
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Will staff shakeup put the heat on Maddon?
The Cubs have remade their coaching staff after Joe Maddon signaled there wouldn't be much offseason shakeup. So does the heat now go on the skipper?
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How Chili Davis got his unique name
Get to know the new Cubs coaches, including how hitting coach Chili Davis got his interesting name.
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Shocked or not shocked: Cubs coaching carousel
Tony Andracki and Jon Graff break down each Cubs coaching move of the offseason by how shocking each decision was.
The Cubs coaching ripple effects
The ripple effects for Joe Maddon's bench coach Dave Martinez as Cubs shake up staff and Nationals can now pursue Joe Girardi.
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Cubs Talk Podcast: Joe Girardi, Bryce Harper and trades
In the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, the guys discuss Joe Girardi getting fired by the Yankees, the chances of Bryce Harper coming to the Cubs and much more.
Cubs continue coaching carousel
The Cubs made more changes with their coaching staff Thursday, announcing three new hires and two more departures.
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One year ago today, Kyle Schwarber makes miraculous return
One year ago today, Kyle Schwarber made his miraculous return in Game 1 of the World Series from an ACL injury he suffered in the opening week of the season.
Inaugural Innings Festival mixes music with spring training baseball
If you're heading down to Arizona for spring training this March, you may want to extend your stay for the inaugural Innings Festival in Tempe.
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Bigger and better things for Almora
Albert Almora Jr. is ready for bigger and better things with the Cubs in 2018 and beyond.
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Bryce Harper Watch is shifting to high gear
Bryce Harper is either foreshadowing joining the Cubs in 2019 or he's the biggest troll/flirt in baseball.
Bryce Harper is flirting with Chicago
Bryce Harper is your 2019 Cubs right fielder...or one of baseball's biggest trolls.
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Name That Cub: Can fans ID beardless Jake Arrieta?
Jake Arrieta no longer has a beard and, well, that has some Cubbies fans rather confused in this segment.
The state of Cubs pitching
With Chris Bosio gone, the Cubs need to get their pitching in order or else this entire foundation could crumble.
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David Haugh discusses changes on Joe Maddon's staff
The Tribune's David Haugh talks about the changes on Joe Maddon's coaching staff.
Maddon praises Nationals managerial candidate Dave Martinez
Joe Maddon thinks "some team is going to get lucky" when Dave Martinez gets a managerial job.
Why Cubs should make an offer Hickey can't refuse
The Cubs surprised in parting ways with Chris Bosio. So now it's time to make free-agent pitching coach Jim Hickey an offer he can't refuse.
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Dave Martinez will interview with Nationals
Dave Martinez, Joe Maddon's bench coach with Tampa Bay and the Cubs, will interview for the Nationals managerial opening, left vacant by Dusty Baker.
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Would trading Schwarber begin to solve pitching issues?
The Cubs made it known that they won't be afraid to make drastic offseason changes. But could Kyle Schwarber be one of them?
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Jake Arrieta shaved his beard again
Jake Arrieta shaved his beard again following the Cubs' postseason loss, and it's still a sight we'll never be used to seeing.
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Offseason of change begins
The first domino in the Cubs' expected offseason of change fell on Saturday morning as the team fired longtime pitching coach Chris Bosio.
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Cubs fire pitching coach Chris Bosio
The Cubs have fired longtime pitching coach Chris Bosio, according to a report. Bosio was with the Cubs organization from 2012-2017.
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Cubs will be open for business
Is it time for the Cubs to start moving their hitters for pitching? Who knows what will materialize, but the Cubs will be open for business this winter.
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Podcast: An interesting winter is coming
In the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, Kelly Crull, Patrick Mooney and Tony Andracki close the book on the 2017 season and talk about an interesting winter to come for the Cubs.
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Breaking down the Cubs' offseason to-do list
Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney take a look at the Cubs' offseason to-do list and what moves could be coming on the North Side.
STL Podcast: Cubs' biggest needs this offseason
Mark Grote (670 The Score), Seth Gruen (Bleacher Report) and Jordan Bernfield join Leila Rahimi on the panel. The Cubs’ season is over, so what’s next for the North Siders? Do they need to deal a position...
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Craziest stats from Cubs postseason
Analyzing the most eye-popping stats from the Cubs' 2017 playoff run that ended with a loss to the Dodgers in the NLCS.
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Theo: 'Some special moments with the fans this year'
Cubs president Theo Epstein gives a message to the team's fans following the team's elimination from the postseason.
Theo: 'I love our position players'
Cubs president Theo Epstein talks about his team's position players and their offensive output in 2017.
Dusty takes fall for Nationals NLDS meltdown
Dusty Baker's inability to get past the Cubs in the NLDS was the final nail in the coffin as the Nationals announced that Baker will not return in 2018.
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What now for the Cubs?
Now that the Cubs' season is over, what's next for these players?
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Cubs go quietly into winter
After being eliminated by the Dodgers in the NLCS, the Cubs are no longer the defending champs and will go quietly into winter.
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Cubs react to getting eliminated in NLCS
Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo react to getting eliminated from the postseason following Thursday's loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLCS.
Sluggish offense plus Dodger pitching equaled disaster for Cubs in NLCS
After a sluggish showing in the postseason, fixing the offense figures to be high on the Cubs' to-do list this offseason.
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Cubs in 60: A quest for a repeat ends
The Cubs' quest to repeat as champions came to an end on Thursday night.
'The better team won'
The Cubs had plenty of problems this postseason, but the Dodgers have a championship formula that should look familiar to Cubs fans.
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Davids: Kershaw locked in, ending Cubs season
David Kaplan and David DeJesus break down how the Dodgers were able to crush the Cubs in Game 5 of the NLCS.
What should be Cubs' biggest need this offseason?
What should be the Cubs' biggest need this offseason?
Cubs close the book on 2017
The Cubs' 2017 season is now over, and here's a look at five things we learned this postseason from the defending champs.
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Theo: Don't blame Maddon for NLCS loss
The Cubs simply didn't have enough talent to match the Dodgers in the NLCS, That, Theo Epstein, shouldn't fall on Joe Maddon.
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Eddie Olczyk delivers motivational message to Cubs fans
Eddie Olczyk had a special message for Cubs fans ahead of Game 5. The Blackhawks' color analyst told the Cubbie faithful to keep believing. 
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'Why not us?'
If any Cubs team can come back from an 0-3 deficit in the NLCS, it's this unit. But will they?
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Wade Davis stays cool while everything else around Cubs goes crazy
While everything else went crazy, Wade Davis stayed cool and delivered in another big postseason moment to help the Cubs live to fight another day.
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'Hopefully, it’s not a goodbye'
Even in a 3-1 NLCS deficit, Jake Arrieta is confident in saying that this isn't the end of the 2017 Cubs.
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Cubs plotting their path for a comeback
Some of the offensive and bullpen struggles are concerns, but the Cubs showed signs of life and a way to a comeback in Game 4.
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Cubs fans thankful of Jake Arrieta
Cubs fans showed their appreciation of Jake Arrieta following a 3-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS, but hope this isn't the last time they'll see him in a Cubs uniform.
How Joe Maddon's freak out could've been even crazier
A blown call in the eighth inning of Game 4 sent Joe Maddon into a blind rage — and according to the skipper things could've gotten even crazier.
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Rain delay speech part deux?
The Cubs had a different kind of meeting before Game 4 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field.
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Cubs in 60: Not done yet
The Cubs forced a Game 5 after beating the Dodgers 3-2 in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night.
Cubs dig the long ball in Game 4 win
The Cubs won Game 4 of the NLCS 3-2 and all three runs came from home runs.
Relive Javy Baez's first home run in the NLCS in slo-mo
Check out Javy Baez's home run to start the scoring for the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS in slow-motion.
The 5 biggest things from Game 4
David Ross made an uplifting appearance at Wrigley Field and the Cubs finally found their way into the win column in the NLCS in Game 4 Wednesday night.
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Maddon not expecting coaching shake-up
Unless Joe Maddon gets blindsided by top-down changes or a personal decision, it sounds like the Cubs manager expects his coaching staff to return for the 2018 season.
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Joe Maddon as Norman Dale for Hoosier-inspired Cubs pep talk
Sure, the odds are stacked against the Cubs, but with a little positivity you never know what could happen.
The beginning of the end
Only one team in history has reversed an 0-3 deficit in a seven-game series, so is the end near for the 2017 Cubs?
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Are Cubs feeling drained?
After such a long, difficult season and then an emotional five-game series with the Nationals, have the Cubs hit a wall?
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Zobrist breaks down how Dodgers pitching has made Cubs offense disappear
Ben Zobrist breaks down how the Dodgers pitching staff has made the Cubs offense go quiet in the National League Championship Series.
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Cubs in 60: Offense struggles again to drop third straight
The Cubs dropped Game 3 of the NLCS 6-1 to fall down 0-3 in the series.
The shocking stats the Cubs offense has produced in the NLCS
The Cubs have struggled offensively through three games in the NLCS and some shocking stats have come out of that.
Winter is coming
The end could be near for the Cubs after a 6-1 loss left the defending World Series champs looking mentally checked out of 2017.
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2015 all over again?
What was supposed to be a World Series repeat looks like it could be a repeat of 2015 instead, with the Cubs on the verge of getting swept away.
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Cubs' bullpen struggles make NLCS rally unlikely
The Cubs bullpen struggled yet again in Game 3, which is another reason coming back from an 0-3 deficit won't be easy.
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Record-setting futility
The Cubs are out here setting the wrong kinds of records as they fell to an 0-3 hole in the NLCS.
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Is Maddon covering for Wade Davis?
Is Cubs manager Joe Maddon taking the heat and covering for Wade Davis while the All-Star closer deals with atypical soreness in his right arm?
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STL Podcast: Ben Zobrist shares his leadoff approach
On the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, Ben Zobrist and Curtis Granderson drop by to talk about Game 3 of the NLCS.
It's time for Cubs to re-write history, again
A look at the three teams who have come back from a 0-2 LCS deficit since 1985.
Predicting NLCS Game 3
The Cubs and Dodgers square off in the third game of the NLCS Tuesday night in Chicago, where the Cubs have another opportunity to show off their legendary resiliency.
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Where the Cubs can turn NLCS around
The Cubs are in a hole in the NLCS, but should have a chance to get back in the series. Here are some reasons why.
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Hendricks: I got the utmost faith in our lineup
Joe Maddon and Kyle Hendricks discuss the approach heading into a crucial Game 3 in the NLCS.
Dry humping and second-guessing
Joe Maddon defended his bullpen decisions in Game 2 of the NLCS, saying he didn't want to "dry hump" Wade Davis and is ignoring the second-guessers on social media.
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Cubs need Bryzzo or reign is over
Bryzzo Souvenir Co. hasn't been producing this postseason, sending the Cubs' offense into a funk. If things don't turn around ASAP, the North Siders are done. 
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Podcast: Where do Cubs go from here down 0-2 in NLCS?
Patrick Mooney and Tony Andracki break down what Joe Maddon was thinking with his lineup and bullpen decisions for the first two games of the NLCS.
Kap and DeJesus preview Cubs' must-win Game 3
David Kaplan and David DeJesus look ahead to Game 3 between the Cubs and Dodgers and what the North Siders need to do to get back on track.
Davis won't second-guess Maddon
Wade Davis wound up sitting on the sideline for the entire NLCS Game 2, but won't throw his manager under the bus after the Cubs' second straight loss.
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Kap tells it like it is following Cubs' Game 2 loss in NLCS
David Kaplan tells it like it is following the Cubs' 4-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLCS.
Cubs in 60: Dodgers take 2-0 lead in NLCS
The Cubs are in a 2-0 hole in the NLCS following a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 on Sunday.
Reacting to Justin Turner's walkoff HR off John Lackey
Joe Maddon and David Kaplan react to Justin Turner's walkoff home run in Game 2 of the NLCS.
Maddon explains why he didn't use Wade Davis in Game 2
Joe Maddon explains why he didn't use Wade Davis in Game 2 and why he went with John Lackey.
Why Wade Davis didn't pitch Game 2
Joe Maddon explains his thought process as to why he did not put Wade Davis in the game as the Cubs lost to the Dodgers in the ninth inning of Game 2 Sunday night.
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5 takeaways from NLCS Game 2
While the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen was dominating where was Wade Davis in Game 2 of the NLCS?
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Why Cubs won't turn their back on Javy
Javier Baez is off to a tough start at the plate in the postseason, but Joe Maddon and the Cubs have no intentions of running from him.
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Cubs-Dodgers Game 2 prediction
Predicting the outcome of NLCS Game 2 as the Cubs send Jon Lester to the hill in Dodger Stadium against Rich Hill.
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Highlighting Cubs' postseason struggles
The Cubs have battled to get to the NLCS, but there are some extremely depressing stats that illustrate the struggles the team has faced in October.
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Joe Maddon flips out from home-plate rule
Cubs manager Joe Maddon explains why he didn't agree with the interpretation of MLB's home-plate rule, comparing it to Chicago soda tax.
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Quintana's wacky week
Jose Quintana has had a week to remember between his first three postseason appearances and his wife's panic attack forcing the Cubs' team plane to make an emergency landing.
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Podcast: Maddon not to blame for Game 1
Patrick Mooney and Kelly Crull break down Game 1 of the NLCS and side with Joe Maddon on his bullpen decisions.
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NLCS Game 1 started out so promising for Cubs
The Cubs got off to a great start in Game 1 of the NLCS...before everything went to hell in the latter innings.
Longball beat Cubs bullpen again
Chris Taylor and Yasiel Puig hit home runs off Cubs relievers in Game 1 of the NLCS to give the Dodgers the lead and eventually the win.
Maddon explains his stance on controversial replay call
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Willson Contreras blocking the plate and why he agrees with the ruling, but not the rule.
The controversial play that made Joe Maddon take a stand
Joe Maddon was ejected from Game 1 after arguing the controversial rule that was enforced at home plate in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium.
5 takeaways from Game 1
The Cubs dropped Game 1 of the NLCS to the Dodgers thanks to a shaky bullpen and a controversial call on the field.
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Cubs NLCS rotation
The Cubs unveiled the rest of their NLCS rotation Saturday, matching up with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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How Maddon chose NLCS Game 1 lineup
Take a look at the Cubs' lineup for Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers.
Joe Maddon and Cubs teammates hype up Quintana before NLCS
Jose Quintana will start Game 1 of the NLCS. Hear Joe Maddon and some of Quintana's teammates talk about the lefty starter.
Why the Cubs will win Game 1
As the NLCS descends upon the baseball world, here's why the Cubs will take Game 1 and advance to the World Series for the second straight season.
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Cubs need Davis to be calm in middle of storm
Already being Joe Maddon's most-trusted bullpen arm, the Cubs will need Wade Davis to once again be their late-game weapon in the NLCS.
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Onto the next one
The Cubs unveiled the roster for their third straight NLCS, which begins Saturday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Jose Quintana will start Game 1.
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Will Quintana be game-changer in NLCS?
When Jose Quintana came to the club in June, he provided the spark the Cubs needed. Now, he may be called upon to win Game 1 of the NLCS. 
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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Previewing Cubs-Dodgers NLCS
In the latest edition of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel previews the NLCS. 
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Bring on the Dodgers
Will the 2017 Cubs run out of gas like the 2016 Dodgers? Can the 2017 Dodgers withstand the freak-out moments as well as the 2016 Cubs?
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Remember that SS controversy?
Addison Russell has made the Cubs shortstop controversy a thing of the distant past with his standard clutch hits down the stretch, including in Game 5.
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After wild playoff celebration, Cubs' flight diverted to Albuquerque
After the Cubs celebrated a playoff win at Nationals Park, their West Coast flight from Washington D.C. got diverted to New Mexico early Friday morning
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Cubs got stuck in New Mexico
According to a report, the Cubs team plane to Los Angeles was diverted to New Mexico early Friday morning to a non-player health issue.
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‘That’s a bad motherf----- right there’
Wade Davis did something he's never done in his illustrious big-league career and sent the Cubs to the NLCS because of it.
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Cubs get World Series flashbacks in crazy Game 5
Max Scherzer's unbelievable fifth-inning meltdown brought on World Series flashbacks for the adrenaline-junkie Cubs in an unforgettable Game 5 of the NLDS.
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The Cubs' unsung hero
The guy that gave the Cubs their biggest spark in Game 5 of their epic NLDS victory over the Washington Nationals doesn't even wear a uniform.
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Cubs Talk Podcast: Attempting to make sense of a bonkers Game 5
Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki do their best to try to make sense of what will go down as one of the craziest, weirdest games in baseball history.
Stuckmeyer, Crull on craziest moments in Game 5 of Cubs-Nats
Luke Stuckmeyer and Kelly Crull talk about the craziest moments in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night.
Cubs in 60: Moving on to the NLCS
The Cubs beat the Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS and are moving on to face the Dodgers in the NLCS.
Wade Davis nails down seven-out save in Cubs' crazy win
Cubs pitcher Wade Davis, president Theo Epstein and manager Joe Maddon talk about Davis nailing down a seven-out save in Game 5 of the NLDS.
Jon Lester 'blacked out' during that crazy Game 5
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester explained his struggles keeping his eyes on the team's bonkers Game 5 win on Thursday night, telling reporters he "blacked out."
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Jon Lester on crazy Game 5: 'I blacked out'
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester says he blacked out during the team's insane win in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night in Washington.
Heyward after Cubs clinch: 'This is why you celebrate'
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell and outfielder Jason Heyward react following the Cubs' crazy win in Game 5 of the NLDS to advance to their third straight NLCS.
Final out: Cubs win an insane Game 5 to advance to NLCS
The final out of the Cubs' crazy Game 5 win over the Nationals to advance to the NLCS for the third straight postseason.
Exhale
The Cubs somehow pulled it off. After winning a bonkers Game 5, they're on to their third straight NLCS. Here are the seven biggest things that helped them get there.
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Cubs beat Nationals to advance to NLCS
The Cubs are heading to the NLCS for the third straight postseason.
The wild and wacky fifth inning from the Cubs' Game 5 win
Watch the wild and wacky fifth inning from the Cubs' Game 5 win on Thursday night in Washington.
How Cubs are looking to fix leadoff spot
Jon Jay's future with the Cubs is an unknown after this playoff run comes to an end. But the team definitely has the top of the order on their offseason to-do list.
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Keys to a Cubs victory in a must-win Game 5 in the NLDS
Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney talk about the keys to a Cubs victory in game 5 of the NLDS.
Cubs set strong defensive lineup for Game 5 of NLDS
Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki talk about Joe Maddon's strong defensive lineup for Game 5 of the NLDS.
Cubs-Nationals collide in Game 5 to finish epic NLDS
It all is on the line in the final game of the NLDS as the defending World Series champion Cubs take on the Nationals in D.C.
Why Cubs could lose to Nationals in Game 5 of NLDS
Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki break down why the Cubs could lose to the Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS.
Predicting the outcome of Game 5
With the Cubs and Nationals doing battle for a winner-take-all Game 5 in this thrilling NLDS, we break down the matchup and predict a winner.
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Ten reasons for Cubbie confidence
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Despite that tough Game 4, there are plenty of reasons to have confidence heading into Game 5.
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Cubs in 60: Strasburg dominates as Nationals force a Game 5
Stephen Stasburg fanned 12 batters as the Cubs fell to the Nationals 5-0 in Game 4.
Lester: 'It's two heavyweights going at it'
Jon Lester talks about the Cubs-Nationals NLDS going to a Game 5 for a winner-take-all and the decision to pitch from out of the bullpen.
Now who’s soft?
Stephen Strasburg responded to all the drama within the last 24 hours by dominating Game 4 and pushing the Cubs to the brink of elimination.
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Maddon on why he pitched Lester, his plan for Game 5
Joe Maddon addresses the media following the Cubs' 5-0 loss to the Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Rizzo jokes about how hard it is to hit Strasburg's changeup
Anthony Rizzo jokes with a reporter about how hard it is to hit Stephen Strasburg's changeup.
Will Cubs regret playing Lester?
Will the Cubs regret playing their Jon Lester card too early, given that he probably won't be available in Thursday's do-or-die Game 5?
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Kap and DeJesus on Strasburg's dominating outing in Game 4
David Kaplan and David DeJesus react to Stephen Strasburg dominating the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLDS.
Why Davis wasn't surprised about Taylor homer
Wade Davis may have been the only person at Wrigley Field who wasn’t alarmed when Michael Taylor’s fly ball found the basket on Wednesday night.
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Rizzo's mic drop
Anthony Rizzo is 2-for-2 with money quotes on postseason games at Wrigley this fall, delivering another classic one-liner after Game 4 Wednesday.
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How will Maddon use pitchers for Game 5?
Joe Maddon went into must-win mode in Game 4 of the NLDS, but with the Cubs dropping the game, how will he line his guys up for Game 5?
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Cubs struggle in Game 4 loss to Nationals in NLDS
The Cubs had their fair share of struggles on offense and defense in their 5-0 loss to the Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday night.
5 biggest things from Game 4
The mold storyline became old news fast at Wrigley Field Wednesday and just like that, the Cubs and Nationals will now play a winner-take-all Game 5 in D.C.
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Cubs laugh off Strasburg drama
Did Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg just get guilt-tripped into starting an elimination game against the Cubs in the NLDS?
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Strasburg is ready to pitch Game 4
Under the weather, Stephen Strasburg felt no pressure from teammates, coaches or the media to start Game 4. But here he is, ready to take the mound Wednesday.
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Maddon, Cubs ready for Strasburg in Game 4
Joe Maddon and the Cubs are ready for whoever the Nationals put on the mound to start Game 4.
Cubs' Game 4 lineup vs. Strasburg
Stephen Strasburg is officially starting Game 4 for the Nationals. Here's what the Cubs' new starting lineup looks like for Game 4 of the NLDS.
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Strasburg pitching Game 4
Stephen Strasburg is now pitching Game 4 for the Washington Nationals with their backs on the line in the NLDS.
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Cubs still have pitching to be unstoppable
Heading into the NLDS, there was plenty of buzz surrounding the Nationals' pitching staff. The Cubs' starters have been equally as dazzling, though. 
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STL Pod: Dusty Baker crazy for starting Roark over Strasburg?
Seth Gruen (Bleacher Report/”Big Ten Unfiltered” podcast), Kevin Fishbain (The Athletic) and Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) join Leila Rahimi on the panel. NLDS Game 4 is postponed but Dusty Baker says he’s...
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Are the Nationals crazy?
The Nationals are not choosing to take advantage of the rainout and will not start Stephen Strasburg in Game 4 Wednesday. Are they completely nuts?
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Baker sticks with Roark for Game 4 in surprise move
Dusty Baker is sticking with Tanner Roark for Game 4 in a surprise move.
Why wasn't Cubs-Nationals Game 4 played earlier in the day?
MLB explains why Cubs-Nationals was not played at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at Wrigley Field to avoid the rain.
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Respect this: Rizzo owns October
Another postseason game, another Anthony Rizzo standout moment. The All-Star first baseman is quietly becoming Mr. Cub and Mr. October. 
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Rain spoils possible clinch party
The Cubs, a win away from advancing to their third straight NLCS, will have to wait to go for the clinch as Game 4 has been postponed to Wednesday.
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Experience Wrigley Field in all its postseason glory
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