2019 Chicago Cubs Have Alarming Number of Similarities to 2004

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“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes,” as Mark Twain is often reputed to have said. While the final chapter is yet to be written, the story of the current Chicago Cubs greatly mirrors the narrative of the 2004 vintage. Hopefully, for all those involved the ending is different i.e. better this time around, but as it stands now, the tale of these two seasons reflect one another; even on a more significant off-the-field dimension.

That all could change with the team set to begin the first of two de facto pre-NLDS series against the St. Louis Cardinals today. Heading into the final ten games of the season, the Cubs will face the first place St. Louis Cardinals, whom they trail by 3 games, seven times. The Cubs are currently tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the second Wild Card.

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Cubs phenom Addison Russell breaking out of slump

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They say lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, but the Chicago Cubs are putting that cliche to the test. By calling up their top two prospects within the same week early this season, the organization is hoping to catch “lightning in a bottle” not once but twice.

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White Sox White Flag MLB Trade Rumors

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The Chicago White Sox announced recently that they will listen to offers for anyone on their roster with the exception of pitcher Chris Sale and first baseman Paul Konerko.  In a recent question and answer session with the fans, most indicated that any player would be fair game if led to a better team in the long run.  So the Sportsbank takes a look at possible locations for players on the White Sox roster and offers names of possible prospects the White Sox could get in return.  Your MLB trade rumors featuring the White Sox are right here!

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