Brad Wakai

Brad Wakai

Brad Wakai graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Journalism. While an undergrad, he did work at the student radio station covering different Penn State athletic programs like football, basketball, volleyball, soccer and other sports. Brad currently is the Lead Contributor for Nittany Lions Wire of Gannett Media where he continues to cover Penn State athletics. He is also a contributor at FanSided, writing about the Philadelphia 76ers for The Sixers Sense. Brad is the host of the sports podcast I Said What I Said, discussing topics across the NFL, College Football, the NBA and other sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @bwakai

Jun 6, 2024; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Javier Assad (72) walks off the field during a pitching change in the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park
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Could Chicago Cubs Move Controllable Pitching Assets at Trade Deadline?

There is a lot of speculation about what the Chicago Cubs might do at the trade deadline, but moving some controllable pitchers could be a course of action they take.

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May 5, 2024; Oakland, California, USA; Miami Marlins catcher Christian Bethancourt (25) walks to the dugout after scoring a run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
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Chicago Cubs Add Another Catching Option After Signing Veteran Journeyman

The Chicago Cubs have given themselves another catching option by signing a veteran backstop to a minor league deal.

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May 21, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. (6) pitches during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field
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Chicago Cubs World Series-Winning Reliever Signs Deal with Padres

One of the former Chicago Cubs stars has found a new home after he was released by the organization in June.

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Apr 13, 2024; Seattle, Washington, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Yency Almonte (25) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning at T-Mobile Park
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Chicago Cubs Will Reportedly Shut Down Star Reliever for Rest of Season

It sounds like the Chicago Cubs are going to be down one of their star relievers for the rest of the season after getting some bad news.

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Jun 30, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Craig Counsell walks back to the dugout after making a pitching change in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field
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Shocking Stat Shows Just How Bad Chicago Cubs Were in Last Two Months

This stat really shows why the Chicago Cubs were so bad during the last two months.

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Oct 1, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts (R) smiles next to Chicago Cubs President of baseball operations Jed Hoyer (L) before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field
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Cubs Insider Suggests Money Could Prevent Team from Being Deadline Buyers

Even if the Chicago Cubs are in a position where they can buy at the trade deadline, financial reasons could be something that prevents them from doing so.

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Jun 28, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;  Chicago Cubs right fielder Cody Bellinger (24) flips his helmet after being involved in a double play during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field
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Wild Chicago Cubs Trade Idea Sees Them Ship Out Superstar to NL Contender

If the Chicago Cubs have to become sellers ahead of the deadline, they could look to move one of their superstars to get back a haul.

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Apr 13, 2024; Seattle, Washington, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Yency Almonte (25) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning at T-Mobile Park

Chicago Cubs Key Reliever Won't Be Returning Anytime Soon

It sounds like the Chicago Cubs are going to be without one of their key relievers for even more time following an update from Craig Counsell.

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May 12, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Mark Leiter Jr. (38) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park
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Chicago Cubs Move Trusted Reliever to Injured List with Forearm Strain

In another setback for the Chicago Cubs, one of their most trusted bullpen arms has been placed on the injured list.

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Detailed view of Chicago Cubs hats and gloves in the dugout
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Cubs Top Prospect Involved in Brutal Collision Where Ambulance Was Needed

A terrible collision between two of the Chicago Cubs minor league players resulted in one being transported off the field with an ambulance.

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Jun 22, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Jameson Taillon (50) throws the ball against the New York Mets during the first inning at Wrigley Field.
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Chicago Cubs New Catcher Helped Star Pitcher Have Career Day

The catcher move the Chicago Cubs made is already paying dividends.

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May 23, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Ben Brown (32) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Wrigley Field
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Chicago Cubs Could Get Star Rookie Pitcher Back 'More Quickly' Than Expected

After an initially concerning injury diagnosis, it sounds like the Chicago Cubs might get one of their impact rookies back in the mix sooner than they thought.

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