The Chicago Cubs have made a habit of making July trades under Theo Epstein, including acquisitions such as Jake Arrieta (2013), Addison Russell (2014), Aroldis Chapman (2016) and Jose Quintana (2017). This year should http://www.officialauthenticpatriots.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_REX_BURKHEAD_JERSEY.html be no different, though there is the question as to what they have left in their farm system to use as bait and if it’s enough to grab another big fish like the names above.
On paper, the Cubs could use a playoff-caliber starter, but they’ve gone down that road several times over the past 12 months, with varying degrees of success, in acquiring Quintana, Yu Darvish and Tyler Chatwood. Their rotation is tied for fifth in the National League in ERA, though it hasn’t passed the eye test to the extent that ranking suggests. Only Jon Lester has earned the trust of fans this season, but it doesn’t seem feasible to bring in another big arm, considering the state of the farm. The answers really do have to come from within — at least at the top of the rotation.
So which pitchers could the Cubs target to shore up the pitching staff?
It was New York’s third game-ending homer in the last six days. Jose Bautista beat Tampa Bay with a grand slam last Friday, and Mets walk-off record-holder Wilmer Flores connected Monday in the series opener against the Phillies.
I just kind of blacked out, swung, closed my eyes and it just kind of worked out, Nimmo said with a huge grin. Now I know how Flo feels all the time. Just trying to be like him.
Amed Rosario, who had two of New York’s four hits, began the winning Authentic Scott Wilson Jersey rally with a two-out double off Mark Leiter Jr. http://www.authenticpittsburghpenguins.com/authentic-scott-wilson-jersey (0-1) — the first hit for the Mets since the fourth inning. Jose Reyes walked and Nimmo drove Leiter’s next pitch well over the wall in right-center for his first career walk-off RBI.
Before his big home run, Nimmo was in a 6-for-46 slump with 20 strikeouts during that stretch. Beaming as he rounded the bases, he was pelted in the face with a bucket of bubble gum by excited teammates as they waited Rex Burkhead Womens Jersey to swarm him at home plate.
You’re just floating, Nimmo said. All the hairs on the back of your neck are standing up. I was just extremely elated.
New York won for only the fifth time in its past 24 home games. The Mets earned a four-game split but have gone 15 consecutive series without winning one since sweeping a three-game set against Arizona from May 18-20.