Brian Schlitter

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SAN DIEGO – Javier Baez looms as an X-factor, either as a trade chip if the Cubs decide they need another frontline pitcher, or a game-changing force if it all finally clicks at Triple-A Iowa.

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Junior Lake is back in The Show.

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PITTSBURGH – Look for Edwin Jackson to play a bigger part in the Cubs bullpen.

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On the surface, Jon Lester turned in another sub-optimal performance for a guy who signed a six-year, $155 million contract in the offseason.

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon predicted before Sunday’s game everyone was finally going to see how good Jon Lester can be.

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