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If the Cubs could import one ideal player, he would be a left-handed-hitting run producer/October team leader.
Carlos Zambrano and Rich Harden are both coming back from arm trouble, but Phil Rogers says both are fine and ready for the postseason.
The Brewers are not in the spotlight because of the Cubs' success, but Milwaukee doesn't mind as long as a playoff berth is theirs at season's end.
The NL Central-leading Cubs travel up Interstate 94 for four games with second-place Milwaukee.
The Cubs have the best record in the majors and have become sold on their chance to overcome the franchise's sad history.
The Cubs need another front-of-the-rotation starter in 2008 to go along with staff ace Carlos Zambrano.
In a season filled with setback after setback both on and off the field, the Cardinals remain very much alive in the NL Central race.
There's a power struggle in the NL Central between the Cubs, Brewers and Cardinals. Time will tell which team is left standing.
Those early-season grumblings on the North Side are a distant memory now that the Cubs are back in the hunt for October.
After committing almost $320 million to future salaries in the offseason, will the Cubs be a better team? Have some patience and give it a little time.
Lou Piniella and Tony La Russa's friendship will be put to the test by the intensity of the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry.
While the Cubs have handed out a number of big contracts this offseason, the White Sox -- their Windy City rivals -- have taken a far lower profile.
No team has been busier than the Cubs this offseason -- and they're not done dealing yet as they look to transform themselves into contenders.
With a new labor agreement and record revenue and attendance, this might be the best year to be a free agent since the insanity of 2000.
More than a month later, it appears Greg Maddux and Bobby Abreu were involved in two of the best trades at this year's deadline.