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2016 MLB Power Rankings – Week 3
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CSNChicago.com's Tony Andracki and J.J. Stankevitz run down the state of affairs around the game of baseball – including some crazy stats from the first three weeks of action – in the latest edition of their MLB Power Rankings.

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Chicago Cubs offense overshadowed by stellar pitching, near-perfect defense
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Relying on outstanding starting pitching and a strong defense early in the season, the Chicago Cubs are truly beginning to flex their offensive muscles. And with the second best record in the MLB at 14–5, it's no wonder the Cubs' often-disappointed …

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Kris Bryant talks Jake Arrieta, the Cubs dance parties and wedding planning
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The Chicago Cubs have the best record in baseball, and according to Kris Bryant, they're having the most fun as well. The 2015 Rookie of the Year took some time to talk to For The Win about being overshadowed by Jake Arrieta's no-hitters, the team's …

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Preview: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs
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Chicago (14-5) leads the majors with 119 runs scored, and it's getting solid pitching as well during its best 19-game start since 1969. Hammel, Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester are a combined 9-1 and all sport ERAs under two, with Arrieta throwing his …

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Ryan Kalish back in baseball with the Iowa Cubs
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Ryan Kalish had been out of baseball for a full season, hadn't heard from a Major League team, and was preparing to play Independent League ball. Then, the Chicago Cubs came calling, offering Kalish another opportunity. After a year away, Kalish is …

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2016 Chicago Cubs Futures Special: Can Cubbies win 117 regular season games?
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The most wins in the regular season was achieved twice with 116: by the Chicago Cubs in 1906 and the Seattle Mariners in 2001. Additionally, since 1901, nine MLB teams have won 100 or more games and all nine failed to win either a pennant or division:.

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Why Cleveland Browns studied The Cubs Way before hiring Paul DePodesta
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Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and Browns chief revenue officer Brent Stehlik, who also made the fact-finding trip to Chicago, used to work together with the San Diego Padres. By January, the Browns had hired Paul DePodesta away from the New York …

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Chicago Cubs: 40th Anniversary of Rick Monday's greatest play
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He was a two-time All-Star and finished in the top 20 for the MVP in 1976 with the Cubs. Monday clearly was doing something right playing 19 years, but his numbers were simply average by definition. But on that day, he became somewhat of a hero …

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Will the Chicago Cubs win 100 games? You can bet on it
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Less than a month into the baseball season, with Jake Arrieta coming up aces, it's time to raise the stakes in the Chicago Cubs poker game. Bookmakers were dealing the Cubs' regular-season win total at 93 to 93½ when optimism was rampant during spring …

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Chicago Cubs News: Rizzo, Hammel lead Cubs to series victory over Reds
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Following another series win over the Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago Cubs will return to Wrigley Field for their second homestand of the season. They'll end the month of April with three games against the Milwaukee Brewers and two of three against the …

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Joe Maddon has Chicago Cubs thinking outside box
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"The ritual of hitting every day just doesn't do much for me," said Maddon prior to the third game of the series in Cincinnati, during which the Cubs didn't take BP. Not once. Maddon believes over a six-month, 162-game schedule, players swing bats too …

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