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Good morning, CHGO familia. Happy Monday to you all.

It was a hot, long week, and even though the Cubs snapped their 10-game losing streak and took two of three from the Braves, it's tough to say the week was anything less than a disappointment. A four-game sweep at home to the Padres and a third double-digit losing streak in less than a calendar year will do that.

If you look on Twitter, there is a lot of anger in the fanbase. That's understandable. Fans were promised a competitive team this year, and by the looks of things, that's not happening. There were question that needed answers, and the morning of the series finale against San Diego, president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer came out to Wrigley Field to answer them.

That 30-plus minute conversation didn't bring with it a whole lot of groundbreaking information, but there were still some insights that I have thoughts about. So without further ado, here is the newest edition of my Monday morning Cubs thoughts.

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If anyone knows what it’s like to be part of a rebuild on the North Side of Chicago, Alfonso Soriano does. Signed to an eight-year, $136 million contract — the largest in Cubs history at the time — heading into the 2007 season, Soriano was a part of the Cubs teams who won back-to-back National League Central titles in ’07…...

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Good morning and happy Monday, friends.

It's been over a week since the Cubs got a win following the one-game stop in Baltimore and the three-game sweep in New York. That's now six straight losses for a slumping Cubs team, capped by back-to-back tough-to-stomach losses to the Yankees in which the Cubs had a combined minus-22 run differential.

Things won't get any easier this week. To start the homestand, the Cubs welcome the Padres to Wrigley Field for a four-game set. San Diego has won seven of its last 10 games and is currently just a half-game back of the Dodgers in the National League West. Then, the Braves, the hottest team in baseball currently riding an 11-game winning streak, visit the North Side for three games.

We'll have plenty of coverage to come from those series. So before that, let's do a quick recap of some of things that happened over the last week. Here are my Monday morning Cubs thoughts for June 13.

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At the 11th hour, the Cubs and Willson Contreras avoided arbitration and came to terms on a contract for 2022. But that won't be the end of negotiations that involve the Cubs' catcher this year.

The questions still stand: will the Cubs deal Contreras before the trade deadline as expected, or will they pull the surprising move of offering him an extension?

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Happy Monday, dear readers. Hope everyone has some eventful Memorial Day festivities planned.

I'll be out at the Friendly Confines, where the Cubs will host the Brewers for a split doubleheader to kick off a four-game series. Originally, it was supposed to be a regular three-game set, but remember that rainout on the first Friday of the year? This is the day they decided to reschedule the game on. At the time, I didn't consider what the upcoming stretch would look like with another game added into the mix, but now I can see how rough of a stretch it's going to be.

I can tell you why here, or I can tell you to keep on reading to find out. Personally, I think the second option is best, because there are some other news, notes and nuggets (including an appearance from my more serious side) that you'll want to take a peak at.

Let's get into it. Here are your Monday morning Cubs thoughts for May 30.

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Jed Hoyer won’t put a label on what exactly is going on with the Cubs right now. The team’s president of baseball operations hasn’t defined the roster overhaul that started last July as a “rebuild,” a word that seems taboo to say around the organization despite the Cubs starting to follow the same pattern from a decade ago when Theo…...

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First off, folks, apologies for last week.

There were no Monday morning thoughts from yours truly, and I know there was likely an uproar out in Wrigleyville because of that. But no worries, I'm back this week, and to make it up to you, I'll be packing in all the thoughts I have left from a crazy, news-filled week.

The biggest news? Fergie Jenkins was finally immortalized with a statue outside of Wrigley Field. An incredible honor, no doubt, and a day that brightened up what was otherwise a disappointing weekend for the Cubs.

We definitely have some things to talk about from this last week on the North Side, so without further ado, let's get into it. Here are your Monday morning Cubs thoughts for May 23.

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