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Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to Hall of Fame There was really never any doubt that Derek Jeter would be elected to the Hall of Fame this year. Based on tracking done here by a team led by Ryan Thibodaux, the only question was whether he would be elected unanimously. The answer:. Jeter played 20 seasons for the Yankees and finished his career with 3,465 hits, which ranks sixth all-time.

1969 Cubs Historical Heroes and Goats: part 15 So the Cubs will play the same two teams they played in week 14, for the same amount of games each, just swapping the home team. Would the results be any different? Let's find out. Game 92, July 14: Cubs 1, Mets 0. The Cubs sent Bill Hands to the mound to face Tom Seaver.

Cubs Acquire RHP Travis Lakins from Red Sox for PTBNL or Cash The Cubs added even more bullpen depth Tuesday, this time by acquiring righty Travis Lakins from the Red Sox in exchange for either cash or a player to be named later. The 25-year-old reliever debuted with Boston last season and appeared in 16 games with three "starts," compiling a 3.86 ERA with a 3.64 FIP.

Red Sox trade Travis Lakins to the Cubs The latter made it through waivers and has been outrighted to Pawtucket while the former was traded to the Cubs for a player to be named later or cash. We'll start with the Lakins one, because that is actually the big one.

Cubs acquire Travis Lakins from Red Sox for PTBNL The Cubs have made another deal for a relief pitcher Monday, per a press release from the team. They've acquired righthander Travis Lakins from the Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later. Lakins was the Red Sox' sixth-round pick in 2015 from Ohio State.

Chicago Cubs express interest in veteran outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury Over the weekend the Cubs expressed interest in signing outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, which would only be fitting with the rest of the offseason signings The…

Chicago Cubs: Adbert Alzolay has chance to make presence felt The Chicago Cubs improvements will come from within. Adbert Alzolay has the perfect chance to seize an opportunity, and become a fixture for years to come. Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.

MAD Magazine predicted electronic sign stealing more than 50 years ago That was written and published more than 54 years ago. Just goes to show you that nothing is new under the sun.

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester faces critical year in Hall of Fame quest Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester could be a Hall of Fame candidate once he retires, yet he still has some work to do. The 2020 season will be critical. With…

The Rundown: Cubs Trade Rumors Resurface, Next Core Getting Closer to Bigs, Arenado Angry How about some hot takes to go with your morning cup of Joe? Just when you thought the trade rumors were going to go away, the seasonal joy that was CubsCon has once again been darkened by Chicago's desire to try to get below the $208 million CBT threshold.

More on what you'll see on the Marquee Network There were still some unanswered questions I had about how the games will be seen on the network, so I spoke with Cubs play-by-play voice Len Kasper about his role. 2020 will be Len's 16th year behind the TV mike for the Cubs.

Report: Pedro Strop Has 3 Offers, Cubs Among Interested Teams Pedro Strop was one of the most consistent and productive relievers in Cubs history, spending seven years in Chicago following a trade that included some guy who ended up winning the 2015 Cy Young.

Chicago Cubs: Reasons championship window is quickly closing It's been a quiet offseason for the Chicago Cubs. While fans grow frustrated with the lack of acquisitions, a team once thought to be on the cusp of a dyna…

Cub Tracks breaks like the wind Cubs and MLB news and notes — Christian Yelich is mad at Yu, Kasper’s Hall of Fame chances, Pedro Gomez scuttlebutt, and other bullets.

Theo Epstein and the 'three masters' Cubs are trying to serve this offseason "It's difficult, it's not impossible. Probably most of the moves we're going to make are not going to be able to serve all three of those masters.

Wrigleyville Nation Podcast: Episode 217 - Jared Wyllys, Cubs Convention Recap, They're Saying Boo-urns, News & More Baseball writer Jared Wyllys joins us this week to recap the news coming out of Cubs Convention. Ricketts hears the boos. Marquee network and talent announced. We discuss the Ross coach panel, and Jared gives us a good Javy quote. Bryant and Baez updates.

Former Chicago Cubs player talks to USF students about forgiving his mother's killer - A former Chicago Cubs player and current inspirational speaker gave a speech at the University of Saint Francis about the importance of forgiveness. Chris Singleton is a former professional baseball player. He previously played for the Chicago Cubs organization and has transitioned his career as a inspirational speaker.

Theo Epstein's positive outlook for the Cubs' 2020 season Theo Epstein discusses why he's frustrated, but why he has a positive outlook for the upcoming season.

Cubs Getting 'Fat and Happy' Stalled Competitive Window, Player Development Have you ever fallen prey to highway hypnosis and completely missed your exit or turn or whatever? It may even be a route you've taken before and are intimately familiar with, but you blow right past it and keep on driving just the same.

Reunion? Cubs interested in re-signing Pedro Strop, report says The Cubs haven't made many transactions this offseason, largely adding low-cost relievers to stockpile potential arms for the big-league bullpen. That trend could soon change, thanks to a familiar face. According to Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith, the Cubs are one of four teams "believed to be" interested in signing Pedro Strop.

Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts booed over Marquee Sports Network Set to launch in February, the Marquee Sports Network is set to broadcast about 150 Cubs regular-season games per season as part of 24-hour coverage of the franchise.

Chicago Cubs: Team going with quantity in building the bullpen The Chicago Cubs haven't added any big names for the bullpen for 2020. Instead, they've decided to pile up low-risk arms, hoping some work out. We've alrea…

Texas Rangers have interest in Pedro Strop MLB Rumors: Pedro Strop is linked to the Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and Miami Marlins in a tweet from Ben Nicholson-Smith, who says those four teams are "believed to be" teams interested in the free agent relief pitcher. Strop, per Nicholson-Smith, is expected to make a decision in the next week or so.

MLB Source: Cubs 'got fat and happy' after World Series, culture must change The Cubs said they needed change heading into the 2020 season, but are Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and David Ross capable of contending with a hole-filled roster?

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