THEO EPSTEIN

15h

ST. LOUIS – Javier Baez isn’t just happy to be here. The kid with the big swing and the Major League Baseball logo tattooed onto the back of his neck understands what’s at stake.

1d

ST. LOUIS – Starlin Castro doesn’t whine or make excuses or find ways to get out of the lineup. He doesn’t duck the media or run from the criticism.

1d

ST. LOUIS – Anthony Rizzo believes September will be a show-me month for the Cubs.

2d

ST. LOUIS – Forget about seeing Kris Bryant in a Cub uniform this September. General manager Jed Hoyer quickly dismissed that rumor floating around Twitter.

2d

Advanced statistics and the analytics behind them have taken over baseball.

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