Looking at the Cubs present and future as well as news and notes from around Major League Baseball this week.
After a wild winter and almost as wild summer of trades and transactions, with one more dealing deadline only days away, it's time to take a look at the best moves of the past calendar year.
Padres GM A.J. Preller boldly remade the Padres' roster and then held course at the deadline. None of it worked.
Outfielder Will Venable has been traded from the Padres to the Rangers.
The chances to acquire an impact pitcher in trade decreased when two Padres pitchers were retained by San Diego
A report indicates that a deal will soon be reached for 15 teams to provide local online streaming coverage next season, which is a great step in ending MLB's ridiculous blackout policy.
Friday night, Matt Kemp hit for the first cycle in the history of the Padres.
Those pennant races aren't the only high-stakes baseball that's going on right now, you know.
The David Price blockbuster trade was built basically in a day, but the deadline double really began way back in the winter when Alex Anthopoulos first called Colorado to propose a swap of big-name shortstops.
Players in a Triple-A game were sent scrambling in the dugout when a trash can was hit by a foul ball on back-to-back pitches.

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