Jeremiah Estrada


When he addressed the media ahead of the start of the current homestand, Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer tried to shift the blame for the bullpen woes onto his shoulders — and off of manager David Ross’. “If I’m being candid, I feel like I’ve put Rossy in tough spot to a certain extent. That’s an area we’ve…

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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