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Survival new Cubs' watchword

Injuries to Lilly, Dempster should mean Cubs make a deal

Originally Published: July 24, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Holliday, Halladay, it seems someone is always celebrating except for the injury-a-day Cubs.

Waking up Friday morning after coming off a 5-2 road trip, within a game and a half of first-place St. Louis and heading into a seven-game homestand, the Cubs' objective seemed clear:

Make a move, already!

By noon, however, they were down another starting pitcher, they still had just one catcher and ESPN was reporting that the Cardinals had acquired hot-hitting Oakland outfielder Matt ...

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