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Grimm’s Decline

Two years ago, I wrote my second feature ever at BP Wrigleyville about Justin Grimm’s newfound success after he ditched his slider for a curveball. His 2015 and 2016 seasons were improvements on a breakout 2014, as he struck out around 30 percent of hitters while allowing few home runs. After two seasons of making […]

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Cubs Bolster Rotation, Land Quintana

José Quintana will still be in pinstripes, but he’ll be pitching his home games a few miles north as of this morning. In a blockbuster deal completed before the All-Star break even ended, the Cubs acquired the Colombian left-hander Quintana from the White Sox in exchange for top prospect Eloy Jiménez, top pitching prospect Dylan Cease, […]

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Game 86 Recap: Cubs 6, Pirates 1

What You Need to Know: A sluggish, interminable, sloppy game somehow culminated in a Cubs victory. Eddie Butler escaped three separate jams in four full innings before departing in the fifth, and the Cubs failed to score on several good chances early on, but a Kris Bryant triple and Anthony Rizzo home run sealed the […]