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#AwardWorthy: Vote Baez, Russell
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The Cubs ultimately fell short of accomplishing their end goal of repeating as World Series champions, falling to the Dodgers in the NLCS. But they still provided a number of memorable moments and performances throughout the year in an exciting 2017 campaign.

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Cubs part ways with pitching coach Bosio
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The Cubs will not exercise the 2018 club option on pitching coach Chris Bosio, who has been on the coaching staff for six seasons.

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Vosler comes up big with walk-off triple in AFL
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Chicago Cubs prospect Jason Vosler walked to the plate on Friday with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, his team trailing by a run. The third baseman was 0-for-4 in his at-bats that day, and he knew he needed something big. With runners on first and third, Vosler hit a sharp line drive […]

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Bar raised on North Side, Cubs begin '18 prep
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Now that the Cubs’ season is over, crews began preparations on Friday at Wrigley Field for the next phase of the ballpark’s renovation project. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein also began work on the 2018 team.

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Harrison homers twice, including slam, in AFL
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After a strong regular season, Monte Harrison got off to a slow start in the Arizona Fall League, but got back on track with a pair of homers in Salt River’s 10-4 win over Glendale on Friday. The Brewers’ No. 14 prospect hit a grand slam in the fourth and a two-run homer in the […]

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Maddon lauds Wolf for admitting wrong call
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he appreciated umpire Jim Wolf admitting he made the wrong call in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night vs. the Dodgers. Maddon had argued the call and was ejected for the second time in the series.

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Bench coach Bell departs for Giants
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The Cardinals, who already have a search underway for a pitching coach and bullpen coach, will now also be looking to hire a new bench coach. After serving as Mike Matheny’s bench coach for the past three seasons, David Bell has accepted the position of vice president of player development for the San Francisco Giants.

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Inbox: Bullpen or bats: What is Cards' priority?
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With Major League Baseball’s postseason inching closer to conclusion, the Hot Stove season is quickly approaching. The Cardinals continue to survey potential targets while building their offseason blueprint. As that work continues, let’s take a look at another series of topics on your mind in this week’s Inbox.

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Knizner belts two homers in AFL
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Andrew Knizner, the Cardinals’ No. 27 prospect, has been soaking up every opportunity to gain experience during the Arizona Fall League. The catcher hit two home runs and notched three RBIs in Friday’s game against the Mesa Solar Sox

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Inbox: Who is poised for breakout on Reds?
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Who will have a breakout season among the Reds’ young starters? Mark Sheldon answers questions from fans in the latest Inbox.

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NLCS Game 5: Maddon postgame interview
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Manager Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs’ 11-1 loss to the Dodgers in NLCS Game 5.

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DYK: Facts, figures about NLCS Game 5
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Enrique Hernandez and a relentless offense backed up a stellar Clayton Kershaw on Thursday night at Wrigley Field, as the Dodgers defeated the Cubs, 11-1, in Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by Camping World.

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