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Mark Gonzales: From Theo Epstein to Addison Russell, plenty at stake for these 8 Cubs down the stretch

Owning the National League's best record despite missing key players for extended periods this season says a lot about the Cubs and their high standards.

Even with a 2 1/2-game lead in the National League Central with 10 games left (all in Chicago), there's plenty at stake - particularly for the following individuals - as the Cubs close in on their fourth consecutive playoff berth.


Theo Epstein

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