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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon discuss Aroldis Chapman and the notion that everyone has to build a relationship with him including Maddon.

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

The market seems to be focused almost exclusively on pitching right now. The supply is picking up w/ a few teams in the middle pack willing to sell (CWS, KC, NYY, PIT). Not much action at all w/ position players outside of Reddick and Lucroy.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Brewers "reengaged" the Mets today regarding a trade for catcher Jonathan Lucroy, although no deal is considered close, Foxsports.com reported. Sandy Alderson said earlier this week that any initial proposal was dead on arrival.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Highly regarded Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Binghamton with what the organization initially labeled lower-body soreness. Rosario was hitting .354/.405/.525 in 26 games since a promotion from Class A St. Lucie.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeurys Familia told Terry Collins he wanted to pitch Thursday despite his recent workload. Familia reacts after suffering a second straight blown save in a 2-1 loss to the Rockies.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom reacts to tossing seven scoreless innings against the Rockies and again not getting much run support. He threw two times off a mound between starts to try to get back on track after lasting only 3 2/3 innings against the Marlins on Saturday.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he knew Yoenis Cespedes would be intentionally walked when he sent him up to pinch hit with two in scoring position and none out in the seventh.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said Jeurys Familia came to the staff and wanted to pitch today. Collins suggested it should not have even been a save situation. The Mets should have driven in more runs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Rain expected at Wrigley Field this afternoon but it should move out by game time as the Cubs and Sox play their 2016 finale.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

It's no surprise Cubs manager Joe Maddon has elected to go with 8 righties in his lineup when his team takes on Chris Sale on Thursday night. Matt Szczur will start in left field while Ben Zobrist is in right. Anthony Rizzo is the lone lefty in the lineup as left handers are hitting just .189 off Sale this year. Righties are hitting .221.