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MLB commish Bud Selig's nightmare is Cubs dream as Joe Maddon l…

MLB commish Bud Selig's nightmare is Cubs dream as Joe Maddon leaves Rays

nydailynews.com Updated 22 hours ago
Suddenly Bud Selig’s dream farewell World Series between his close pal David Glass’ upstart small-market Kansas City Royals and his San Francisco Giants friends, whose territorial rights to San Jose he allowed to remain protected, has turned into a nigh…
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  • Russell homers in his final Fall League at-bat

    Russell homers in his final Fall League at-bat

    MLB.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Cubs shortstop Addison Russell -- the fifth-ranked prospect in baseball -- saw his stint in the Arizona Fall League come to an abrupt end Thursday, but he made sure to leave a lasting impression.
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  • Cubs' Russell rakes in Fall League victory

    Cubs' Russell rakes in Fall League victory

    MLB.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Addison Russell, the Cubs No. 2 prospect and the 11th overall pick in the 2012 draft, went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a home run.
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  • Cubs Fans, Look Away Now

    Cubs Fans, Look Away Now

    deadspin.com Oct 14
    Yeah, that's real. It's a Cubs cap with a 2003 World Series patch, and it was placed in players' lockers late in Game 6 of the NLCS, anticipating a almost-certain Chicago victory.Read more...
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  • Theo says Cubs' goal is to win division in '15

    Theo says Cubs' goal is to win division in '15

    MLB.com Oct 11
    During end-of-the-season reviews with players, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein noticed there was a different tone. Nearly every player was excited about the 2015 season, and eager to get started. Maybe that's because the Cubs are at a…
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  • Mallee hired as hitting coach as Cubs finalize staff

    Mallee hired as hitting coach as Cubs finalize staff

    MLB.com Oct 9
    The Cubs announced a series of changes to their 2015 coaching staff on Thursday, with the addition of John Mallee as hitting coach and Doug Dascenzo as first base/outfield coach.
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  • Mesa, Glendale rainout is first in AFL since 2011

    Mesa, Glendale rainout is first in AFL since 2011

    MLB.com Oct 8
    Wednesday's meeting between Mesa and Glendale at Cubs Park was postponed due to rain, marking the first rainout in the Arizona Fall League since 2011.
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  • Cubs hitting coach Mueller steps down

    Cubs hitting coach Mueller steps down

    Bill Mueller, a former batting champion who helped Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro get back on track last season in his first year as the Cubs' hitting coach, will not return for the 2015 season.
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  • Epstein expects Cubs to contend for NL Central in 2015

    Epstein expects Cubs to contend for NL Central in 2015

    MLB.com ESPN.com Sep 30
    The emphasis in the first three seasons under Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has been to restock the Minor League system and build a foundation of impact players. In 2015, Epstein feels the Cubs will take a major step and not just de…
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  • Chart: Which MLB Fans Suck At Supporting Winning Teams?

    Chart: Which MLB Fans Suck At Supporting Winning Teams?

    deadspin.com Sep 30
    This graph, from Harley Ellenberger, charts MLB home attendance and winning percentage throughout the season. As expected, the Red Sox, Cubs, and Yankees had solid attendance despite missing the playoffs, and no one went to see the Astros or Rays. But w…
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  • Stanton wins first NL homer crown in Marlins history

    Stanton wins first NL homer crown in Marlins history

    MLB.com Sep 29
    Missing the final 17 games did not cost Giancarlo Stanton a chance to become the first player in Marlins history to win the National League home run crown. Stanton's 37 home runs held up by a sizable margin, as he ended up pacing the league. Anthony Riz…
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  • Cubs top Crew in finale for strong finish to season

    Cubs top Crew in finale for strong finish to season

    Anthony Rizzo hit his 32nd home run, a two-run blast in the first, and scored on Arismendy Alcantara's tie-breaking two-run double in the sixth to lift the Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Brewers in the season finale on Sunday in front of 33,837 at Mille…
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  • Lucroy sets season mark for doubles as catcher

    Lucroy sets season mark for doubles as catcher

    MLB.com Sep 27
    Jonathan Lucroy's run-scoring two-bagger snapped a fifth-inning tie with the Cubs on Saturday and gave Lucroy 53 doubles this season, tying the Brewers' record, including 46 doubles this season while playing catcher, breaking the Major League mark he'd …
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  • Coghlan Helps Cubs to 6-4 Win Over Brewers

    Coghlan Helps Cubs to 6-4 Win Over Brewers

    nytimes.com Sep 27
    Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer in the first and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
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  • Baez, Soler push Cubs past Brewers

    Baez, Soler push Cubs past Brewers

    MLB.com Sep 26
    Javier Baez, who had four hits in his last 10 games, collected three hits and two RBIs, Jorge Soler drove in two runs and Chris Coghlan smacked a leadoff home run to spark the Cubs to a 6-4 victory on Friday night over the Brewers at Miller Park.
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  • Rondon has locked down Cubs' closer job

    Rondon has locked down Cubs' closer job

    MLB.com Sep 25
    After struggling through much of his rookie season, right-hander Hector Rondon has established himself as a reliable stopper at the back end of the Cubs' bullpen.
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  • Nats assured of home-field advantage in NLDS

    Nats assured of home-field advantage in NLDS

    MLB.com Sep 25
    The Nationals were rained out Wednesday night, but that didn't prevent them from making any progress with their playoff positioning. The Cardinals' loss to the Cubs in Chicago secured home-field advantage for Washington in the National League Division S…
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  • Arrieta outduels Lackey as Cubs edge Cards

    Arrieta outduels Lackey as Cubs edge Cards

    Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings to outduel St. Louis' John Lackey and lead the Cubs to a 3-1 victory.
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  • Cards' Jay out 1 game for personal matter

    Cards' Jay out 1 game for personal matter

    ESPN.com Sep 24
    Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay left the team due to a personal matter and will miss Wednesday's series finale with the Chicago Cubs, according to Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.
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  • Poised Hendricks pitching beyond his years

    Poised Hendricks pitching beyond his years

    MLB.com Sep 24
    Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks has proven to be anything but the normal rookie. He lacks the velocity that has become commonplace and may actually be better off without it, as he has learned how to get hitters to beat his sinkers into the ground and pitch …
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  • Baseball's Best Fans

    Baseball's Best Fans

    deadspin.com Sep 24
    The Cubs topped St. Louis tonight on a walk-off, leaving at least one Cards fan to tarnish some otherwise friendly confines.Read more...
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  • Castillo's HR in 10th Lifts Cubs Over Cards 4-3

    Castillo's HR in 10th Lifts Cubs Over Cards 4-3

    nytimes.com Sep 23
    Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night.
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  • Holliday at 20-homer plateau for ninth straight season

    Holliday at 20-homer plateau for ninth straight season

    MLB.com Sep 23
    Matt Holiday is a 20-home run hitter for the ninth straight season. Holliday reached the milestone with a game-tying, two-run shot into the left-center bleachers at Wrigley Field in the Cardinals' 4-3 loss to the Cubs in 10 innings on Tuesday night.
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  • Renteria: 'Difficult' for Starlin to return this season

    Renteria: 'Difficult' for Starlin to return this season

    MLB.com Sep 23
    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro continues to rehab his left ankle, injured Sept. 2 in an awkward slide at home plate, but his season is likely over, manager Rick Renteria said Tuesday. Castro was hoping to play before the regular season ends Sunday, but h…
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  • Cubs to immediately begin Wrigley renovation

    Cubs to immediately begin Wrigley renovation

    MLB.com Sep 23
    The Cubs will begin work this weekend on the Wrigley Field renovation plan, which starts with the expansion of the bleachers and installation of a video scoreboard in left field.
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  • Wainwright carves up Cubs for win No. 20

    Wainwright carves up Cubs for win No. 20

    MLB.com Sep 23
    Buoyed by an awakening offense against the Cubs, Adam Wainwright captured win No. 20 with seven dominant innings and the Cardinals cruised to an 8-0 victory, lowering their magic number to clinch the NL Central title to four.
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  • Video - Dolphins Cruise Past Bears 01:20

    Dolphins Cruise Past Bears

    Oct 19
    Ryan Tannehill threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Dolphins past the Bears 27-14.
  • Video - Anthony Rizzo Joins Olbermann 05:45

    Anthony Rizzo Joins Olbermann

    Sep 30
    Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo joins Keith Olbermann to discuss the Cubs' offseason plans, his battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma, and the foundation he created to support families affected by cancer.
  • Video - Arrieta Pitches Cubs Past Cardinals 00:49

    Arrieta Pitches Cubs Past Cardinals

    Sep 24
    Jake Arrieta picked up his 10th victory of the season, striking out 10 in the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Cardinals.
  • Video - Cubs Top Cards On Walk-Off In 10th 00:35

    Cubs Top Cards On Walk-Off In 10th

    Sep 23
    Welington Castillo's RBI single in the 10th lifted the Cubs to a 4-3 win over the Cardinals.

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