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"With eight weeks to the trade deadline, it’s very hard to see any of that happening. The Brewers and Cardinals might push ahead of the Cubs, but neither is good enough to gain separation. The Cubs have turned Tom Ricketts into Rachel Phelps, owner of a team that has decided its only choice is to win the whole damned thing. Jed Hoyer, tasked with tearing down a great team, now will have to go into the trade market for reinforcements."