CHICAGO Teams

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Kruk: Far more important series for Mets than Cubs (1:57)
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Windhorst: Noah deal makes sense for Knicks (1:19)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Fun with Todd Frazier facts! He hit his 22nd home run and is on pace for 46. He's also hitting .202 with just six doubles. Only one player -- Mark Reynolds -- has hit 30-plus HRs while batting under .200. And the fewest doubles for a 40-homer guy was Harmon Killebrew's 11. It's shaping up as an all-time oddball season for Frazier.

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6hJim Bowden

MLB trade deadline preview: Buyers and sellers

The clock is ticking for contending teams to improve and non-contenders to acquire future assets. Jim Bowden breaks down each team's objective.

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Frazier jacks a solo shot to left (0:24)
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Denzel Valentine gets a little tricky with his first pitch (0:15)
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Hamilton injured, exits early as Cubs sweep Reds (0:57)
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Butler: I could've taken Nene (1:44)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

On Wednesday the Cubs accomplished something done only 11 times previously in the NL this season: All eight Cubs position players to start the game had a hit and scored a run.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler, on if he's certain he'll be with the Bulls next season: "I don't think anything is for certain. I really don't. I love the city of Chicago, Chicago basketball, I think everybody knows that. They drafted me I've been here my entire career. Nothing is for certain."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler was a guest on The Jump today. He discussed his reaction to the Derrick Rose trade, saying in part: "I can't say that I was surprised but I knew that it had to be one of us to tell you the truth."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs infielder Javy Baez discusses his great day on defense and at the plate on Wednesday one day after hitting a grand slam to beat the Reds.,

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Jump Crew not all fans of Butler's sock monkey (1:06)
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Butler on Rose trade: 'It had to be one of us' (1:38)
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Butler: 'I let people think what they want to think' (1:33)
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Butler on his Bulls' future: 'I don't think anything is for certain' (1:03)