The trade deadline is nearing, and the Cubs also will have to deal with a few tough teams from the NL West.
Can anyone stop Oakland? Heading into the season's unofficial second half, the A's are the clear favorite for a title. But this is baseball and nothing is guaranteed.
Can anyone stop Oakland? Baseball's best offense now adds Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to a rotation that already has an All-Star in Scott Kazmir and a budding ace in Sonny Gray.
The White Sox bolstered their organization Wednesday when they claimed 24-year-old Angel Sanchez off waivers.