Cubs beat Cards again as front office watches division race with trades in mind
Does the NL's top All-Star candidate who won't make the team play for the Cubs?
Ex-Cub Jorge Soler, now with the Royals, breaks foot leaving batter's box
Kris Bryant, Cubs' lineup break out in 13-5 rout of Cardinals
Five different Cubs have homered as the Cubs have pounded Cards pitching for 19 runs in victories the first two games of this weekend series.
Albert Almora Jr. is the league’s fifth-leading hitter and one its top two defensive center fielders but isn’t on the fans’ or the players’ ballots.
Soler out six weeks with broken foot. The Cubs traded Soler to the Royals in December 2016 in the deal that brought closer Wade Davis to the Cubs.
Bryant ended the longest homerless drought of his career (119 plate appearances) with a two-run shot in the second inning.
“Everything has to go right,” said general manager Jed Hoyer, who’s more concerned about the pitchers’ health in October than June or July.
Alzolay has been shut down from throwing since going on the DL with a lat injury May 30. The Cubs would rather restart him in the fall than rush him.
As the Cubs return to St. Louis for the first time since Heyward suffered a concussion on the last play of a series in May, he’s their hottest hitter.
Montgomery’s ERA in four starts since replacing injured Yu Darvish in the rotation is 1.14.
Rather than step on the Brewers’ necks, the Cubs let them get up, dust themselves off and puff out their best-record-in-the-NL (41-27) chests.
Lorenzo Cain’s third-inning home run was the difference Wednesday as the Brewers won the series.
“It’s not fun, but it’s really where you find out what you’re made of,” Bryant said of his 0-for-16 slump and monthlong homerless drought.
Theo Epstein and the Cubs have succeeded in constructing depth at the end of their bullpen through waiver claims and minor-league signings.
Darvish threw 28 pitches off a mound, then answered questions on topics many have been fretting about in regard to the $126 million free agent.
Chatwood walked only two in five innings, but the Cubs were throttled by Chase Anderson in a 4-0 loss at Miller Park.
Cubs president Theo Epstein said it’s too early to assess the team’s needs in possible trades in the next month. It might be more tweaks than splash.