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Chicago Cubs News: Seven more roster cuts; Cardinals haven’t gone away

Sep 14, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; A Chicago Cubs fans holds his win sign as St. Louis Cardinals fans look on during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. The Cubs won 7-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 14, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; A Chicago Cubs fans holds his win sign as St. Louis Cardinals fans look on during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. The Cubs won 7-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago Cubs are slowly whittling down the roster this spring. They made seven cuts on Friday to bring the total down to 43. There were no surprises with the cuts made which included Eloy Jimenez and Victor Caratini.

Chicago Cubs‘ manager Joe Maddon said that he feels like all the players that were cut on Friday could all be back to the majors at some point. You can always hope that as an organization, but the Cubs are starting to believe that. None of the cuts was a surprise, which included Eloy Jimenez, Victor Caratini and Chesny Young among others.

Will the Cubs run away with the Central, or can the Cardinals keep it close? If the Cards can’t, there isn’t anybody else in the division that will keep it close. The Cardinals still have some talent, but the lack of pitching depth could be their undoing. Our Quinn Allen looks at just how much a threat they could present.

The 22-year old Shohei Otani is something special in Japan. You may have heard his name last season when he considered bringing his talents to the MLB before deciding to re-sign with the Nippon Ham Fighters. Unlike some of the Japanese talent that has preceded him, Otani is young–and he’s a two-way player.

These stories and more that you might have missed:

‘Cubs make seven more rosters cuts, now sits at 43’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Can the Cardinals contend for the NL Central?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Team USA fights to the end, can’t erase mistakes’ – MLB.com

‘Otani presents an intriguing possibility for the Cubs’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Mix of good and bad for the Cubs this last week’ – Cubbies Crib

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