Chicago White Sox Acquire Craig Kimbrel

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The Chicago White Sox have reached an agreement to acquire closer Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago Cubs, according to Jeff Passan. The Chicago White Sox are finalizing a deal to acquire closer Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago Cubs, sources tell ESPN. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021 Kimbrel, an eight time All-Star, had been […] READ MORE


Cubs Acquire Pitching Prospect Bailey Horn

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With the MLB trade deadline quickly approaching, deals are happening all over the league. The Chicago Cubs are perhaps the biggest sellers this season. Earlier in the week, they sent reliable reliever Andrew Chafin to the Oakland Athletics. Now, they have decided to trade Ryan Tepera to their crosstown rivals. In return, the Chicago White […] READ MORE


New York Mets Trade Deadline: Potential Targets

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The New York Mets kicked off their 2021 trade deadline activity last Friday, acquiring veteran lefty starter Rich Hill from the Tampa Bay Rays for fellow vet pitcher Tommy Hunter and minor leaguer Matt Dyer. This move provides much-needed backup to their injury-beleaguered rotation, and Mets fans hope it is merely the first in a […] READ MORE


The Yankees Bullpen Needs to be Addressed

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The New York Yankees bullpen has been an unmitigated disaster lately. Between Aroldis Chapman losing his closer role, the struggles of Chad Green and Zack Britton, and the recent COVID-19 outbreak, bullpen help is something this team desperately needs. The bullpen has long been a strength for the Yankees. On the season, the ‘pen ranks […] READ MORE


Potential Houston Astros Trade Targets

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With the 2021 trade deadline less than two weeks away, front offices around the league are looking for ways to make their teams better. Some teams will make major moves while others will stand pat, believing in the current roster in place. The Houston Astros could be on either side of that statement. Houston is […] READ MORE


Reliever Rankings, June 27

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Reliever Rankings, June 27 Our (clutch) Reliever Rankings for this week see a shakeup toward the top of the table in both leagues. The American League had a swap of its second- and third-place teams, while the National League has a new leader. A reminder that these are clutch reliever rankings. Mop-up duty or pitching […] READ MORE


Cubs Complete Combined No-Hitter at Dodgers

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The Chicago Cubs completed a combined no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night. In a great team effort, they secured the 17th no-hitter in franchise history. It came against a tough Dodger lineup that produced some great at-bats. They drew eight walks, but that would be the only success they had at the […] READ MORE


Reliever Rankings, June 20

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Reliever Rankings, June 20 Starting this week, the Reliever Rankings for 2021 will be different. They are now clutch reliever rankings. Mop-up duty or pitching while narrowly behind, while important, is not what makes a relief corps earn its keep. Pitching scoreless innings in tie games or with a narrow lead is what does it. […] READ MORE


Cubs Sweep the Pirates in Successful Road Trip

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The Chicago Cubs sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates shows they have been on a roll all month long. The Cubs have won eight of their last ten games and continue to take care of business. They are coming off a successful six-game road trip, in which they also secured a series win over the St. Louis […] READ MORE


What Chicago Cubs Week One Taught Us

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Baseball is back, and fans are in the stands at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs started their season off with a heavy dose of divisional matchups. Their first three-game series was against the Pittsburgh Pirates. They dropped the season opener but managed to win the final two games of the series. Unfortunately, their showdown with […] READ MORE