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The Cubs should hire Jim Hickey as pitching coach, and here’s why

The Cubs should hire Jim Hickey as pitching coach, and here’s why

This is the obvious move that should obviously be made. Jim Hickey was let go as pitching coach by the Tampa Bay Rays about two and a half weeks ago. Hickey was hired for that position by the Rays one year after Joe Maddon began his managing career there; the two worked together for eight seasons until Joe departed to join the Cubs for the 2015 season. Just three days ago, before Game 4 of the NLCS, Maddon was asked about the possibility that Hickey could join the Cubs: Cubs manager Joe Maddon dismissed speculation about Jim Hickey, his pitching coach with the Rays and a South Side native,...

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MLB Oct 20, 2017

Cubs shouldn't hang their heads

Maybe you could have seen this coming, but the Cubs didn't. When they ran onto the field to face Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on a gorgeous Thursday night, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. and left fielder Kyle Schwarber bathed in the enthusiasm of Wrigley Field's bleacherites.
MLB Oct 20, 2017

Cubs salute Dodgers after falling in NLCS

The reigning World Champion Cubs saw their season end with a loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World. Chicago only scored eight runs in the series.
MLB Oct 20, 2017

Despite NLCS loss, Cubs still set for future

The Cubs aren't going to repeat as World Series champions, but manager Joe Maddon is quick to remind fans that getting to the National League Championship Series three years in a row is quite an accomplishment and that the future is bright.
MLB Oct 20, 2017

Cubs proud of season as repeat quest ends

During the National League Championship Series games at Wrigley Field, Cubs manager Joe Maddon glanced at the center-field scoreboard. For the third straight year, the Cubs were one of the final four teams still playing.
CBS Chicago Oct 20, 2017
Levine: Sluggish Cubs Go Quietly Against Dodgers

Levine: Sluggish Cubs Go Quietly Against Dodgers

"The Dodgers just out-executed us," Cubs infielder Ben Zobrist said.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 20, 2017
It’s hard to appreciate this Cubs’ season after winning it all in 2016

It’s hard to appreciate this Cubs’ season after winning it all in 2016

TELANDER: Do you say it's been a great year or do you say it's been a disappointing year? Both are accurate.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 20, 2017
Champagne? Nope. Beer. And goodbyes. Inside the Cubs’ Game 5 clubhouse

Champagne? Nope. Beer. And goodbyes. Inside the Cubs’ Game 5 clubhouse

"We ended up proving a lot of people wrong — and that’s a little satisfying," Kris Bryant said. "A satisfying piece to take into [next] season.”
CBS Chicago Oct 20, 2017
Cubs’ Joe Maddon Savors His Time With John Lackey

Cubs’ Joe Maddon Savors His Time With John Lackey

With Lackey possibly headed for retirement, Maddon offered reflections that went back to 2002.
CBS Chicago Oct 20, 2017
Emma: After Unfulfilling Finish, Cubs Must Fill Voids

Emma: After Unfulfilling Finish, Cubs Must Fill Voids

Could Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein make some major trades this offseason?
MLB Oct 20, 2017

DYK: Facts, figures about NLCS Game 5

Enrique Hernandez and a relentless offense backed up a stellar Clayton Kershaw on Thursday night at Wrigley Field, as the Dodgers defeated the Cubs, 11-1, in Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by Camping World.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 20, 2017
MORRISSEY: Dodgers’ bats blast the Cubs’ season to pieces

MORRISSEY: Dodgers’ bats blast the Cubs’ season to pieces

There’s no good way to lose a playoff series, but there certainly are bad ways. An 11-1 loss in an elimination game would be an example of the latter.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 20, 2017
Hernandez, Kershaw more than enough for NL champion Dodgers

Hernandez, Kershaw more than enough for NL champion Dodgers

Kiké Hernandez told Clayton Kershaw he’d have his back. Did he ever. Hernandez slugged three home runs including a grand slam and piled up a League Championship Series record seven RBI, and Kershaw pitched strong six innings of one-run ball Thursday in the 11-1 thumping of the Cubs that sent the Dodgers to the World […]
Washington Times Oct 19, 2017

No title repeat: Cubs bow out in Game 5 against Dodgers

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between championships. This really isn't new territory. Still, it was jarring to see the reigning World Series champions go down without a fight. After twice fending off elimination during their October title defense, the Cubs had nothing left for Game 5 ...
Dodgers beat Cubs to reach World Series

Dodgers beat Cubs to reach World Series

Kike Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers romped past the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday night behind Clayton Kershaw to reach the World Series for the first time in almost three decades.

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