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Chicago’s starting staff has the lowest ERA in baseball at 2.91.
Manager Joe Maddon wants his rotation to be more fresh for the postseason than it was in 2015.
“We are starting to get better results,” Lackey says.
“We have to think through things from an organizational standpoint,” GM Jed Hoyer says.
With a playoff run looking remote, the attention will soon turn to next year for the White Sox.
The numbers are pretty bleak for the White Sox.
“I came here to win a World Series,” Lackey says. “I didn’t come here to get a haircut.”
“I love being a semi-everyday player,” newly acquired reliever Joe Smith says.
The Cubs are 87-32 over the past two seasons when Fowler scores at least one run.
“I look at the sky being the only limit to my game,” Baez says.
“I am just seeing outstanding command,” manager Joe Maddon says.
The Cubs had talks with the Rays centered around Matt Moore but balked at giving up Javier Baez.
Hahn considered serious offers from the Dodgers, Red Sox and Rangers for starters Chris Sale and Jose Quintana.
Before Saturday, the Cubs had a record of 56-1 when leading entering the eighth inning.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon wants to give his starting staff extra rest in the final two months of the regular season.
“They do play off of each other so well,” manager Joe Maddon says.
The next few days ahead of Monday’s trade deadline could prove pivotal for Chicago’s baseball teams.
“For everything that is negative, you hope to find a positive in all of it,” Sale says.
“I regret not being there for my guys,” Sale says.
“He was in awe,” Maddon says of Chapman’s poor first impression with the media.