Paul Maholm

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LOS ANGELES — The Cubs believe the day is coming when they won’t be obvious trade-deadline sellers, a last-place team or a social-media punch line and can say: Told you so.

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Addison Russell is a dealmaker for Anthony Rizzo.

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WASHINGTON — Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer lifted his fingers and used air quotes for all the positive developments/rationalizations/talking points used by fans, the media and his co-workers.

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PHILADELPHIA — As the Cubs get ready for more trade-deadline madness, they’re still taking it slow with Arodys Vizcaino.

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ST. LOUIS — In the year of Tommy John surgery, the Cubs are rooting for their own comeback story.

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