The Astros are losing at a pace that boggles the mind, and the Cubs now possess yet another piece of futility history.
The Cubs went ahead and answered the Brewers by acquiring Rich Harden from Oakland.
The Cubs traded their former ace to the Dodgers on Monday in exchange for Cesar Izturis, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reported. They also acquire Julio Lugo from the Devil Rays.
Jayson Stark looks at the 10 juiciest trade candidates, and the realistic view on whether they'll get moved.
Who will be this year's version of last season's White Sox and Astros? Jayson Stark polled a bunch of baseball people to find out.
Bronson Arroyo pitched seven shutout innings and hit one of Cincinnati's six homers, Edwin Encarnacion connected for a grand slam and the Reds routed the Cubs 9-2.
Jayson Stark says the best way for the O's to make Miguel Tejada happy is to get a big name to take their money so he's convinced it's safe to stay put.
Trading Sosa means the Cubs can move forward and Sammy can go back to being Sammy.
The Cubs entered this season as big favorites. And while they've appeared to struggle, they still sit in a very good position.
There won't be a World Series in Wrigleyville this season. That's because the better team won the NLCS.
Needing just five more outs to secure their spot in the World Series, the Cubs did the unthinkable: they lost.
The Cubs can get one step closer to removing their curse, and their Lovable Losers label for good.
Besides history, the Marlins have two more immediate concerns -- Mark Prior and Kerry Wood.
In pitching the game of his life, Josh Beckett assured the Marlins that they're season is still very much alive.
Unbelievable as it may sound, one win separates the Cubs -- yes, the Cubs -- from a spot in the World Series.
Not only is this the most memorable in 100 years of baseball, this postseason will top any in sports history.