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Cubs Talk Podcast: Cubs Trade Kris Bryant, Javy Báez, Craig Kimbrel

Podcast: Cubs trade Bryzzo, Báez, Kimbrel originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. The end of an era. Jed Hoyer officially ended the most successful chapter of Cubs baseball by trading Kris Bryant to the San Francisco Giants, Javy Báez to the New York Mets, Anthony Rizzo to the Yankees and Craig Kimbrel to the White Sox.
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Bobby Finke Comes from Behind Again, Wins Gold in 1500m

Bobby Finke did it again. The 21-year-old from Clearwater, Florida, pulled off one of the best finishes in the pool at the Tokyo Olympics when he dominated the last lap of the men’s 800m to edge out Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri and win gold on Wednesday night. Three days later, he came from behind again in a race almost twice as long.
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White Sox Lose, But Seby Zavala Explodes for Three-Homer Game

Zavala explodes for three-homer game in bonkers Sox loss originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. It's difficult to think of something that seemed more unlikely than Seby Zavala hitting three homers in a single game. But Saturday night was a crash course in expecting the unexpected. The Chicago White Sox...
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Cubs Ace Kyle Hendricks' Future With Club as Unclear as Rebuild Plan

WASHINGTON — Cubs ace Kyle Hendricks has defied the odds since the day he got to the big leagues. But the guy who has made a lucrative living out of doing more with less — the man who started the Cubs’ historic Game 7 World Series victory five years ago — might have to beat the longest odds of his career to get another playoff start with this team.
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New Cubs Reliever Codi Heuer ‘Perfect' in Team Debut

Codi Heuer ‘perfect’ in scoreless Cubs debut originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. The Cubs got their first look Saturday at the haul they got in Friday’s flurry of trade deadline moves, and it looked pretty good. “It was perfect,” Cubs manager David Ross said of Codi Heuer’s performance against...
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Craig Kimbrel in White Sox Uni Underlines Diverging Path From Cubs

Kimbrel in Sox uni underlines diverging path from Cubs originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. Craig Kimbrel passed fellow closer Liam Hendriks in the White Sox dugout Saturday afternoon, just as Hendriks was sitting down with a reporter to discuss his friend’s trade from the Cubs. “Talking s--- about you,”...
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Cubs Observations: Kyle Hendricks' Streak Continues Vs. Nationals

Observations: Hendricks' streak continues in win over Nats originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. After all the trades the Cubs made this week, at least one constant remains: the success of Kyle Hendricks. Hendricks made his first start after the trade deadline and shut down the Nationals in Washington D.C....
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White Sox' Seby Zavala Smacks Grand Slam for Second Homer of Game

Seby Zavala hits grand slam for second homer of game originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. Seby Zavala's latest stint in the majors is going pretty well. He's received rave reviews as a defender and a game-caller behind home plate. But Zavala wasn't brought up for his offensive prowess in the wake of the injury to Yasmani Grandal.
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Anthony Rizzo Joins Joe DiMaggio in Yankees History

Anthony Rizzo joins Joe DiMaggio in Yankees history originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. It took all of two games for former Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo to put his name next a Yankee great in the history books. Rizzo hit his second home run Saturday in as many games...
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How Cubs' Trade Deadline Selloff Impacts David Ross' Managing

How Cubs’ selloff impacts Ross’ managing originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. With one of the most significant trade deadlines in franchise history behind them, the Cubs now begin to focus on the final two months of 2021 that is all about determining what comes next for 2022 and beyond.
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Willson Contreras: ‘If Want to Rebuild Around Me, I'm Open'

WASHINGTON — After the Friday Purge that laid waste to the Cubs’ core, the last homegrown player still standing from the 2016 championship said he’s decided he wants to stick around and help lead the rebuilding effort on the field into the next competitive window. No matter how long that...
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With Kimbrel, Hendriks, White Sox Won't Have ‘Closer Controversy'

No 'closer controversy' for Sox with Kimbrel, Hendriks originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. Liam Hendriks is one of baseball's best closers. So is Craig Kimbrel. For the Chicago White Sox, who traded for Kimbrel on Friday, making a trade-deadline splash to go along with their high-priced offseason signing of Hendriks at the back end of their bullpen, the answer seems to be that whoever it is, it'll go well.
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Florida Breaks Record With More Than 21,000 New COVID Cases

Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors. The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting...