— Big changes could be coming and there's no telling what the Chicago Cubs' roster will look like in a week. For now, there's just uncertainty.
— Javier Báez homered, Robinson Chirinos went deep twice, Zach Davies earned his first win since a combined no-hitter last month and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Friday.
For the second time in two years, Chicago Cubs lefty Brad Wieck will undergo a heart ablation procedure stemming from an irregular heartbeat, the team announced on Friday.
July 30 is approaching fast. Here's the freshest intel we're hearing, reaction to completed deals and what to know for every team.
— Kwang Hyun-Kim earned his fifth straight win on his 33rd birthday and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Thursday night.
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A day after mtg several activist fans who've had severe injuries to themselves or family on balls hit into the stands, Sen. Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with Comm. Rob Manfred Wed. re: MLB/MiLB fan safety. A Durbin statement noted 2019 extensions of MLB netting beyond dugouts & said, "Let's continue to build on the progress made…so we can attend a ballgame with our kids and grandkids without fear for their safety, no matter where we're seated." He didn't release details of the talks.
The trade deadline presents a conundrum for teams on the playoff bubble. Here's how our experts ranked them after Week 15.
— Cardinals manager Mike Shildt had one thought when he saw Yadier Molina striding to home plate in the 10th inning: Game over.
— Ian Happ said he was being “selectively aggressive" with the game on the line.
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One month into the no-more-sticky-stuff era, here are the teams it's helping and hurting, and what's next.
— Dylan Carlson homered and drove in four runs, Jake Woodford pitched 5 2/3 strong innings in his first start of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Monday night.
— The Arizona Diamondbacks have been a bad baseball team for a big chunk of this season and own the worst record in the majors to prove it.
— A little rest did a lot of good for Willson Contreras.
Bryce Ball, acquired in the deal for Joc Pederson, was a 24th-round pick for the Braves in 2019 and has compiled a .377 on-base percentage over two seasons in the minors.
— Kyle Hendricks outpitched Madison Bumgarner in six effective innings for his 10th straight win and the Chicago Cubs opened the second half of the season with a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Brian Windhorst joins to talk about the replacements for Beal and Love on the USA men's hoops team & expectations for Finals Game 5. Bleacher Report's Ari Chambers talks the biggest WNBA news at the Olympic break, a "Nod to the Pod" with the Sports Innovation Lab's Angela Ruggiero on the money to be made in women's sports, and The Ringer's Mirin Fader on her new book on Giannis. Carolyn Peck discusses the USA women's basketball team and Liz Cambage leaving Team Australia, Jeff Passan on the Yankees' COVID outbreak and MLB trades, and Spain closes the show with an Olympic essay and a story about meat showers.
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Dick Tidrow, a former major league pitcher and longtime member of the San Francisco Giants' front office, died Saturday. He was 74.
The All-Star break is a perfect time to take stock of how your favorite squad is meeting 2021 expectations, for better or worse.
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