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Breaking away from the loop of what can be a monotonous MLB season, the Cubs and the Reds will meet in Dyersville, Iowa, for the Field of Dreams game on Thursday. Here's how some of the Cubs are approaching the event

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Jason Heyward's Cubs tenure is soon coming to an end. How should he be remembered for his time on the North Side?

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The last two months of the 2022 season will be a lot about learning experiences for young Cubs players. The front office may not have traded Willson Contreras or Ian Happ at the Tuesday trade deadline – a move that would have signaled a lengthier rebuild process – but the Cubs of this year have always been at least partially...

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It's a special Monday morning in the baseball calendar, folks.

The Cubs have no games left to play before the trade deadline at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Right now, at 7 a.m. on Monday, the only big-league deal the Cubs have made is trading Chris Martin to the Dodgers on Saturday. Everyone else, as of this moment, are still members of the Chicago Cubs.

The reality is, though, that there are a few who'll likely be dealt elsewhere in the next 34 hours. The Cubs are sellers, and they have some trade pieces — from veterans on cheap deals to fan favorites — that could net them prospects of use. That's just where the team is at this point in the rebuild.

But we'll have much more on that this week. I'll be in St. Louis for the trade deadline and its aftermath, so CHGO will have a lot of content to come. Until then, I've got some thoughts on the Cubs and what's ahead for them over the next two days. So without further ado, here are my Monday morning thoughts, the day-before-the-deadline edition.

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It should no longer be a question. Keegan Thompson is a starter for the Chicago Cubs. Not only that, he has cemented himself this season as one of the Cubs’ most steady and reliable rotation pieces. Thompson has the highest number of innings pitched in the starting rotation, and with Tuesday’s start against the Pirates, he advanced past Justin Steele...

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At the All-Star break, the Cubs are on pace to lose over 100 games. They finished the first half of the season on Sunday with a 3-2 win over the Mets, narrowly avoiding extending their losing streak to 10 games. That would have been the second time this season and the fourth time since last June that the Cubs put...

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When it comes to figuring out what the Cubs want to do with Keegan Thompson, one thing has remained constant for the second-year right-hander: he's willing to do whatever the staff asks of him.

Yes, Thompson is fine taking on any role for the pitching staff, which he has done admirably the entire season. But once the Cubs return from the All-Star break next week, there's only one role that the team should be using Thompson in — as a full-time starting pitcher.

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Sure, the Cubs won four straight series heading into this past weekend, but it didn't do a whole lot to make their record look better.

Now, after dropping six straight, they sit 20 games under .500, and another trade deadline sell off makes it very likely things will only get worse.

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MILWAUKEE — Right from the start, Kyle Hendricks just didn’t feel right. As soon as he threw his first warmup pitch before the bottom of the first inning against the Brewers on Tuesday, Hendricks felt some pain in his right shoulder. That never went away, and as can be seen from the drop in his average velocities across the board,...

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