Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs fall to lowly Brewers 6-1; Interest in Cole Hamels remains


Offense quiet again for Cubs in 6-1 loss to Crew

A rough outing from the Chicago Cubs

Jake Arrieta

was a surprise, and so is the fact that this Cubs offense is in a bit of a slump. They’ve scored only one run each in their last three games and needed spectacular pitching to win 1-0 in the series opener against the Brewers.

Ryan Braun

hit a two-run shot to center in the first off Arrieta, and that was all they would need as the Cubs could scratch out only one run on a solo home run from

Anthony Rizzo


The Cubs are reportedly keeping in contact with the Phillies on Cole Hamels, just to let it be known their interest remains. The Phillies first to fully admit they are rebuilding, but once that happens, the Cubs may be the most obvious trade partner. With so much prospect depth positionally–and the Phillies having a sub-par farm system, it would seem a perfect match. It’s not going to happen anytime soon, but if the Cubs are still in the running come July, don’t be surprised if Hamel’s is a Cub.

MLB columnist Phil Rogers is doing All-Star Game debates up until the ASG, and he puts the Cubs Kris Bryant against the Cardinals Matt Carpenter. Rogers admits openly that Bryant is the future at third in the NL, but does he think he’s the best in the league currently, or even in the division? Check out his ASG debate for the NL third base spot.

Cubs. Astros. Both were battling for the bottom of the NL Central for a few years until the Astros moved to the American League West. Now each of them is cashing in on those rebuilding seasons with impressive starts to this 2015 season. As a Cubs’ fan, you have to enjoy their success. First, it’s over in the AL, so it takes nothing away from the Cubs. And they’ve experienced the same woes as Chicago in recent years–a changing of the guard is nice to see.

‘Cubs fall 6-1 to Brewers as Arrieta struggles’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs interest in Phillies’ Hamels alive and well’ – Cubbies Crib

‘ASG Debate: Bryant or Carpenter at third base?’ –

‘Cardinals win in walk-off for second straight day’ – Redbird Rants

‘The streaking Astros are delivering by design’ –

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