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Trade deadline ends emotional journey for Cubs’ core, fan base

Friday’s trade deadline will go down as a historic day in the history of the franchise as the team broke up its 2016 World Series core.

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Core no more: Cubs trade Bryant, Baez and Rizzo as team officially starts over

Since the All-Star break, the Cubs have traded Bryant, Baez, Rizzo, Joc Pederson, Andrew Chafin, Ryan Tepera, Jake Marisnick, Craig Kimbrel and Trevor Williams.

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Shock, awe, pain and emptiness are all that’s left of the Cubs as we knew and loved them

Extend? Spend? Contend? Nope — just the end. So long, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javy Baez and others. It was pretty damn special.

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MLB trade deadline: Kris Bryant going to Giants; Javy Baez headed to Mets

Craig Kimbrel and Jake Marisnick also were dealt.

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A not-so-fond farewell to the Cubs’ ‘championship window’

The team trades 2016 stars Anthony Rizzo, Javy Baez and Kris Bryant, signaling an end we knew was coming for two years.

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Cubs trade Kris Bryant to Giants

Bryant becomes the third member of the Cubs’ infield to be traded in the last 24 hours.

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Cubs send Javy Baez to Mets

The move came just minutes after they sent closer Craig Kimbrel to the White Sox.

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Cubs send another pitcher South, trade closer Craig Kimbrel to White Sox

Cubs will reportedly receive second baseman Nick Madrigal and right-hander Codi Heuer in the deal.

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Cubs’ trade of Anthony Rizzo signals the dawn of a new day as franchise begins new chapter

Rizzo ranks sixth in Cubs history in home runs, 12th in total bases and 20th in hits.

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Joey Votto homers again in Reds’ 7-4 win over Cubs

Patrick Wisdom hit his 16th home run in the fourth for the Cubs, and Wilson Contreras belted a two-run shot in the fifth.

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White Sox acquire 2B Cesar Hernandez from Indians, RHP Ryan Tepera from Cubs

The Sox have been looking for an upgrade at second base after Nick Madrigal went down for the season with a hamstring injury.

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Cubs trade reliever Ryan Tepera to White Sox for minor-leaguer

The Cubs will get left-hander Bailey Horn in return.

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White Sox acquire right-handed reliever Ryan Tepera from Cubs

Sox send prospect Bailey Horn to Cubs

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Cubs’ core enters ‘different time’ as run together likely coming to a close

The Cubs have not been sellers at the trade deadline since 2014, but Jed Hoyer will be busy over the next 48 hours.

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Javy Baez (left heel) out of Cubs’ starting lineup for third straight day

Baez hasn’t been in the Cubs’ starting lineup since Sunday against the D-backs.

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Lefty batters make it a long night for Adbert Alzolay as Cubs fall to Reds

Left-handed hitters went 4-for-10 with three homers against Alzolay in the Cubs’ 7-4 loss to the Reds.

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Cubs send Keegan Thompson to Triple-A Iowa to prepare to start

The Cubs recalled right-hander Cory Abbott and left-hander Kyle Ryan from Iowa.

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Cubs start dealing as left-hander Andrew Chafin sent to Athletics for two minor-leaguers

Cubs get minor-league outfielder Greg Deichmann and right-hander Daniel Palencia from Oakland in the deal.

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Cubs trade setup man Andrew Chafin to Athletics: reports

Chafin is in the midst of a career season and has been a force at the back of the bullpen. The southpaw is 0-2 with a sparkling 2.06 ERA in 46 games.

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Shortstop Javy Baez out of Cubs’ starting lineup, but he delivers winning single as pinch hitter

Baez bruised his left heel in the eighth inning of the Cubs’ victory Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

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Oddsmaker lays probability for Kris Bryant’s next team

The Mets are favored to get Bryant before Friday’s trade deadline. The A’s are favored to acquire Craig Kimbrel.

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Cubs’ Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo with a double kiss goodbye — emphasis on ‘goodbye’

The Cubs stare the trade deadline in the face after back-to-back homers, the White Sox get Eloy Jimenez back, Katie Ledecky plays pool shark in Tokyo and — hello — it’s Simone Biles’ time to shine. This You Gotta See.

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Last hurrah for Bryzzo? Bryant, Rizzo go back-to-back in Cubs’ win over D-backs

It has been well-documented that the Cubs could go through significant changes by the trade deadline Friday. Both pending free agents, Bryant seems especially likely to depart, while Rizzo also could be on the move.

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David Bote marks return with two-run homer

Bote is trying to block out what’s coming in the next week and the implications for the franchise. And he’s not the only Cub to do that.

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March to trade deadline continues in Cubs’ loss to lowly Diamondbacks

Andrew Chafin, a potential asset to be moved for prospects, gave up three runs in the decisive seventh inning.

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As Matt Duffy knows and teammates could experience, trades part of life

The Giants traded Duffy in 2016, and he could see current Cubs dealt away soon.

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Get in the spirit of trading season with this Chicago baseball quiz

Test your knowledge of Cubs and Sox deadline swaps.

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Robinson Chirinos overjoyed to be with Cubs

The journeyman backup catcher, who signed with the Cubs 20 years ago at 17, hit two homers in the 8-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

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Is this final ’stand for Cubs’ familiar faces?

Players on the trade block have a potential last hurrah before fans at the Friendly Confines. They started it off with an 8-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.

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Cubs cruise over Diamondbacks

Javy Baez gave the Cubs a 3-0 lead in the first inning with his long three-run homer to left. The Cubs added three more in the third, capped by Nico Hoerner’s two-run single.

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Kris Bryant (right hamstring fatigue) feeling better after day off

Bryant didn’t start in Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the Cardinals.

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Anthony Rizzo searching for answers as midseason funk rolls on

Since June 16, Rizzo is slashing .191/.300/.348 with three homers.