Happy Monday and happy last week of August, folks.

The Cubs are headed up north to take on the Blue Jays, and they’re leaving a couple of starters behind. Later in the week, they’ll head to St. Louis with a couple of extra faces when rosters expand, and I’m sure there will be plenty of speculation over the next few days as to who might take up those spots.

It should be an eventful week with at least a couple of players making their MLB debuts, plus it’ll be the last time Cubs fans have to see Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina playing in Cardinals jerseys on their TV screens. But first, we have to talk about what’s happening in Toronto.

So let’s get into it. Here’s the first international edition of the Monday morning Cubs thoughts.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter and podcaster for CHGO. I've previously covered MLB for MLB.com and a bunch of other sports for a bunch of other outlets. Follow me on Twitter @ryan_a_herrera