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Central Intelligence: A Quick Look at the Division for the Week of 4/16
April 24th, 2017 at 9:28 AM
***PHOTO1*** Erik Mauro April 24, 2017 April is winding down and the good teams are finally starting to separate themselves a bit, though some are still off to a subpar start. Here's a look at what happened in the Central this week: Chicago Cubs Went 4-3, bringing their...

Cubs are handing out World Series rings — but there’s a catch
April 17th, 2017 at 7:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Cubs organization is handing out World Series Championship rings to players and other employees, describing the bling as a "priceless memento of the greatest championship quest in all of sports." In fact, each ring does have a price â?? $1, to be precise â?? even though appraisers say they could...

Central Intelligence: Week of 4/9
April 16th, 2017 at 7:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** Erik Mauro April 16, 2017 Ed. note: This post was drafted prior to Sunday's action, but CI's EIC is lazy and decided to work on moving instead of editing. Even with the season in full swing, it's hard to have a gauge on who is good and...

Bullpen struggles again, Cubs swept by Pirates
April 16th, 2017 at 4:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** Remember Saturday's Cubs-Pirates game? You know, the one with the wind howling out and a feeling that every ball in the air could land in the bleachers. Sunday was a much different gameâ?¦ except for another Cubs bullpen implosion. Jon Lester pitched seven scoreless innings while striking out three but the...

Joe Maddon: Adrenaline contributing to early tight standings
April 16th, 2017 at 1:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** Entering play Sunday, the Cardinals were the only National League team more than four games below .500. Conversely, only Cincinnati was four above. Could those condensed standings be a sign of competitive balance? Maybe. But it could just be a Joe Maddon concept playing out. "That would be, in the beginning...