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Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Pedro Strop is flashy, but he has a parental side that his Cubs teammates value  —  Chicago Tribune  —  The tilted cap, gold chains and vigorous fist pumps symbolize Pedro Strop's flashy demeanor.  —  But there's a parental side to the veteran Cubs reliever that he hopes Javier Baez will follow as the young star matures.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
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David Haugh / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Bryce Harper as a Cub is a $300 million fantasy the team cannot afford  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Once upon a time, two Little Leaguers from Las Vegas grew up to be baseball superstars, home run hitters who shared a hometown and occasionally dropped hints about playing for the same team.
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
5 things to watch for in the Cubs-Nationals series  —  Photos from Game 5 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and Nationals at Nationals Park on Oct. 12, 2017.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  The Cubs and Nationals play for the first time this season Friday …
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
3 things we learned from the Cubs-Royals series
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   Column: David Bote's success means the Cubs don't need to rush Kris Bryant back
ESPN:
Red Sox move Drew Pomeranz to bullpen  —  Drew Pomeranz has been moved to the Boston Red Sox bullpen, manager Alex Cora said Thursday.  —  Brian Johnson will stay in the rotation and will start in Philadelphia, Cora added.  —  The move comes with the expected turn of Chris Sale this weekend …
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New York Daily News:
Yankees send Chance Adams back down to minors  —  He had one chance.  —  Chance Adams, the Yankee pitching prospect who was called up Saturday to make a start against the Boston Red Sox in Fenway, was sent back down the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Wednesday night's win over the White Sox.
Discussion: Minor League Ball
Jay Cohen / Toronto Sun:   Severino helps Yankees sweep White Sox with 7-3 win
WKYC-TV:
In Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez, the Cleveland Indians have 2 MVP candidates  —  As the Cleveland Indians hit their late-season stride, Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez have emerged as legitimate American League MVP candidates.  —  CLEVELAND — As the Cleveland Indians returned …
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
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Ben Axelrod / WKYC-TV:
Cleveland Indians place OF Leonys Martin on DL with non-baseball condition, recall Greg Allen  —  Prior to their Thursday afternoon matinee with the Minnesota Twins, the Cleveland Indians announced they have placed outfielder Leonys Martin on the 10-day disabled list.
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe
Bradford DoolittleESPN / ESPN:   Francisco Lindor helping Indians round into form at right time
Chelsea Janes / Chicago Tribune:
League has not caught up to Nationals rookie Juan Soto, whose chief concern is next at-bat  —  The Washington Post  —  More often than not, the notion that a breakout baseball player isn't getting the attention he deserves can be just plain silly.  Those who argue people don't write enough …
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Eddie MatzESPN Senior / ESPN:
Ronald Acuna outshines Juan Soto in meeting of dynamic rookies
Discussion: Federal Baseball
Harvey Valentine / UPI:
Braves try to keep Nationals at a distance in standings
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Scott Lauber / Philly.com:
Pat Neshek believes in the young Phillies because he lived through similar success with the Astros  —  SAN DIEGO — Pat Neshek is 37 years old.  He's 10 years removed from elbow surgery, and his right arm has survived the last eight seasons.  He has pitched for seven teams and made the playoffs five times …
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Scott Lauber / Philly.com:   Phillies might need to get defensive to make the playoffs | Extra Innings
USA Today:
‘Funny like a clown?’  Mets broadcasters Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling do ‘GoodFellas’ scene  —  While New York Mets fans suffer through another tough season, at least Keith Hernandez and the broadcast crew continue to be entertaining.  —  In the latest installment of SportsNet New York's …
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Daily Record:   Mets broadcasters Hernandez and Darling recreate classic ‘GoodFellas’ scene
Bradford DoolittleESPN / ESPN:
Why 200 wins is the new 300 wins  —  The Houston Astros' Justin Verlander will take the mound on Thursday for his first shot at career victory No. 200.  If he gets it, the baseball world will not stop to recognize the moment.  Commemorative medallions will not be produced.
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ESPN:
Delmon Young Trade Tree: How to flip a bust for 15 years of talent  —  When Stuart Sternberg bought the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the mid-2000s, he got a team name (which would soon be changed), a stadium lease (which strangled attendance and any hopes of relocating), and the best prospect in baseball.
Jim Hoehn / Associated Press:
Three HRs in first lift Brewers past Padres  —  MILWAUKEE (AP) Welcome to the big leagues, Brett Kennedy.  —  Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames hit consecutive first-inning homers to spoil Kennedy's San Diego debut and propel the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-4 victory over the Padres on Wednesday night.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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Travis Shaw and / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Brewers blast five homers, pound Padres
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball
Phil Rogers / Chicago Tribune:
Jose Abreu is red hot after working his way out of a prolonged slump  —  Chicago Tribune  —  You don't use much ink (or space in cyberspace) listing the hitters who have delivered at least 25 home runs and 100 RBIs in each of their first four seasons in the major leagues.
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Vinnie Duber / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Plan is for rebuild to close gap between White Sox and Yankees, who just swept their way out of Chicago
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and South Side Sox
Arizona Republic:
Next Slide  —  Clay Buchholz didn't even know if he was going to pitch this year.  —  After spending most of 2017 rehabbing from forearm surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his throwing arm — and then being released from a minor-league deal by the Kansas City Royals just five weeks into this season …
Daily Record:
New York Yankees lineup versus the Texas Rangers after Bombers sweep in Chicago  —  The Yankees are home Thursday night for a four-game set against the Texas Rangers after sweeping the White Sox in Chicago.  The Rangers are also coming in on a win streak after beating Seattle the final two games of a three game set.
Gordon Wittenmyer / Chicago Sun Times:
Cubs' Yu Darvish throws ‘loose and free’ during sim game, nears rehab assignment  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It looks like Yu Darvish will stick around just long enough to see Alex Rodriguez one more time before starting a minor-league rehab assignment.  —  Darvish, who hasn't pitched since …
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Adalberto Mondesi and / MLB Baseball News …:
Fillmyer gets first big league win as Royals top Cubs 9-0
Discussion: Royals Review
 
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