Chicago Cubs Minors: Manuel Rodríguez and Ben Leeper showing a bright future

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) The wake of devastation felt across Wrigleyville on Thursday following the news of a trade that sent Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees cut deep for Chicago Cubs fans. Rizzo was the heart and soul of the franchise. And while it hurts, as we remember the good times, there are also brighter times ahead as the direction of the franchise shifts with the new crop of faces in hopes of finding sustained success.
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Willson Contreras open to the Cubs building around him

The Cubs were one of the busiest teams of deadline season, moving many of their veteran players in a series of trades that officially closed the curse-breaking era of Wrigleyville baseball. However, president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer feels the next window of contention will open sooner rather than later thanks to these deals, telling The Chicago Tribune’s Meghan Montemurro and other reporters that “we did everything we could today and over the last week to try to reset this organization and to try to make the best decisions possible.”
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Cubs fans waited outside Wrigley to see off Rizzo

The Chicago Cubs traded away the ultimate fan favorite, Anthony Rizzo. The move came less than 24 hours before the trade deadline and the Cubs got two prospects from the New York Yankees in return. But Rizzo has been the cornerstone of the franchise since before they became contenders. He...

Baez, Bryant, Rizzo jerseys are going, going …

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Jerseys for the marquee Chicago Cubs players traded this week are expected to be flying off the shelves at sports apparel shops, as fans try to get a piece of local baseball history. It was clear Friday the Cubs were sellers. The organization cut 11th-hour deals that...

Jon Lester Traded to Cardinals in ‘Final Dagger’ Moment for Cubs Fans

It’s hard to imagine that somehow the glory that once was in Wrigleyville has been replaced with what has happened today. There’s really no way to comprehend all these moves and what it means to the organization without doing a big-time deep dive, which will come over the next few days.

Backlash Against Ricketts Stronger Than Ever as Cubs Totally Gut Team

It was Cubs Convention 2020, about a couple months before the world shut down due to the covid-19 pandemic. Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts took to the stage, where he was cascaded by a chorus of boos. It was directed at him, sure, but the general vitriol was aimed at the then soon to be launched Marquee Network.
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Your Hometown: With over 40 years in the business, Carmen Solano-De Carrier has been serving West Town more than great Chicken McNuggets

Hometown McDonald’s Owner-Operator, Carmen Solano-De Carrier, began her McDonald’s career at the age of 19, as a crew member, and rose through the ranks until she became an owner-operator in 2002. Carmen joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon news to talk about serving the West Town community in Chicago, her favorite McDonald’s menu item, and absolve Steve for using her Wrigleyville restaurant’s bathroom without buying anything.