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Cubs 4, Pirates 3: Good for Yu (and KB too!)

Cubs 4, Pirates 3: Good for Yu (and KB too!)

The Cubs won their first game out of the All-Star break. Before we talk about the great performance of Yu Darvish and the key hits by Kris Bryant in the Cubs’ 4-3 win over the Pirates Friday afternoon, I think we should start at the end of this game. And that’s because I believe this is the first game in Wrigley Field history that was decided on a replay review. Situation: Two out in the ninth, Kevin Newman at bat, Craig Kimbrel on the mound. Newman hits a ground ball to David Bote at third [VIDEO]. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Newman was called safe by first-base umpire...
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Cubs Trade Targets: Second basemen

Cubs Trade Targets: Second basemen

Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield is among second basemen who the Cubs could be looking to trade for. It’s no secret that the Cubs are lacking production from the keystone position this year. Entering the All-Star break, the Cubs rank 15th in baseball with an fWAR of 1.5 from the second base contingent of Addison Russell, David Bote, and Daniel Descalso, who have a combined slash line of .233/.323/.371. While league average doesn’t scream for a change, the front office has been hinting at a drastic change coming in the next few weeks, and this is the position that would make the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 18, 2019
The Cubs need better options at second base with Ben Zobrist on extended leave

The Cubs need better options at second base with Ben Zobrist on extended leave

The David Bote - Addison Russell - Daniel Descalso “platoon” isn’t going to cut it for a contending team. On May 8 Ben Zobrist took a leave of absence from the Chicago Cubs for personal reasons likely related to his marital situation. In order to compensate for his absence from the team the Cubs made a series of roster and lineup moves: Addison Russell was called up from Triple-A Iowa earlier than anticipated, Kris Bryant has played more than his fair share of corner outfield, Daniel Descalso has gotten a few more at bats than any of us are comfortable with and David Bote has roamed...

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