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The Cubs have surged out of the All-Star break, while the Brewers are collapsing.
“You have to be very careful about what you say,” Maddon cautioned. “There is baseball karma out there that can come back and bite you.”
“They are busy working their magic up there,” Kris Bryant says of the Cubs’ front office.
Led by a resurgent starting rotation, the Cubs are 10-2 since the All-Star break.
“We are still having conversations with different clubs on a number of fronts,” Hahn says.
“I told him we would get those runs back,” Rizzo says. “That was it.”
Lackey hit four White Sox batters — his career-high — in the Cubs’ 7-2 win.
The Cubs and Dodgers are the big-market teams with the resources to acquire and pay Verlander, sources said.
Rick Renteria was victorious in his return to Wrigley Field as manager of the White Sox.
The Cubs know the importance of keeping Contreras fresh down the stretch of the season.
The Epstein-Hoyer regime has often been aggressive, and the Cubs have had a recent resurgence.
“I need baseball in my life,” Hendricks says of his return.
Kyle Hendricks will make his first start in nearly two months when he takes the mound Monday.
Not every trade can be what it may seem, with more important factors to consider.
“We just pitched badly for one inning,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said after the Cardinals scored nine runs in the eighth inning.
The rejuvenated Cubs have been busy working the phone lines ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
The White Sox brass is sure this is the time for Moncada to shine.
“We believe he will be an impact hitter who will stay in center field,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn says of Rutherford.
The White Sox bundled three key pieces to the Yankees to get the talented Blake Rutherford and others.
“I want to be part of something special here,” Cease says.