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Steve Bartman, Crane Kenney and Dusty Baker - the gang's all here! Plus: White Sox Suckage On Schedule; and Bizarro Bears.
There's a myth that the Cubs can't identify and draft major-league caliber starting pitching.
As cold evidence, they watched one of their former draft picks throttle their offense in a convincing manner Wednesday night.
Zack Godley limited the Cubs to three hits in six innings to help the Diamondbacks to a 3-0 victory at breezy Wrigley Field.
-> Zack Godley spent one season in the Cubs organization; he's in his fourth season in the Diamondbacks organization.
* "It changed everything, to be honest," Contreras said of Montero's departure. "Now I know I'll be playing every single day and have nobody looking at me the whole time."
* Pronunciation: \a-VEE-la\
* Pedro Strop is Up:
* Carl Edwards is Down:
walk and 2 hits off Edwards here. This is where yesterday's game hurts. Duensing/Wilson down. MM threw 50 on Tues.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) August 4, 2017
Maddon noticed that as well yesterday https://t.co/Fzg7pDZd55— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) August 4, 2017
His velo is down also— Bama Bob (@ceverett03) August 4, 2017
* Joe Maddon Is Now Dusty Stupid:
Joe Maddon, on wanting more night games at Wrigley instead of back and forth: "I think a 107 years indicates it wasn't such a good idea."— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) August 4, 2017
Confirmed: Dusty thinks Cubs should have more night games as well. It's settled. Crane should be happy— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) August 4, 2017
32:21: Sock Bottom.
* Wallenstein: Keeping Moncada Company.
36:30: Peak Bears.
* Biggs: Eight Observations From Training Camp.
* But Was The Story Wrong?
* Peak Sanchez.
- The Score's Matt Spiegel this week on the Bears' quarterback situation: I want Mike Glennon to be a Top 10 quarterback this year and maybe then deal him for a fourth-rounder, like McNair and Chandler, and then maybe Mark Sanchez will want to return as a backup next year too. It's what I want to happen, not what I believe will happen.
#Bears CB Kyle Fuller sidelined today with a calf muscle injury.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 4, 2017
* We are at Peak Leno.
* We are now at Peak Massie.
It's like calling Bobby Massie a horrible offensive lineman. He's actually an above average run blocker, major struggles in pass pro.— Bill Zimmerman (@ZimmermanSXM) July 13, 2017
* Coffman: "All this stuff continues to be what it is."
* Rhodes, Assignment Desk: Players who were in the wrong position in college because it served the interest of their coaches, not the interests of their futures.
* Dissident Smuggles Pictures Out Of Bears Camp:
Punt return drill: Tarik Cohen catches 3 balls without putting others down. Drops #4. We can't take pictures, so artist rendering: pic.twitter.com/3wufRDxEis— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) July 29, 2017
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