Cub Tracks Gets Between Your Ears

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We're modeling after the Cubs new minor league pitching coordinator, so this edition of Cub Tracks is trying to get you to think. So turn your attention to: the benefits of rebuilding and what "direction" you'd like the Cub organization to point, why Jim Bowden hates Cub prospects, why the team's best bunter won't be bunting, the future of Venezuela, and how we welcome heroes home.

I'm convinced this will be the most analyzed, scrutinized, and discussed Cubs' June draft ever. Many are pointing to that event to help fan the flames of hope, which according to one link, are starting to flicker.

From Comcast SportsNet

  • The Cubs are already seeing the benefits of rebuilding. It turns out what Theo has really been building is Tampa northwest, Minnesota southeast, and Texas northeast while avoiding becoming Kansas City east. There's no mention of Pittsburgh west.
  • The Cubs see Matt Garza and Scott Baker helping the rotation step forward.
  • (Video) Jeff Samardzija has take a turn as opening day approaches.

From Cubs Den

  • A preview of the probable Iowa Cubs position players.
  • Some notes that are draft and prospect heavy.
  • More notes: Could Jason McLeod be moving on soon to become a GM? And there's a video clip of draft prospect Clint Frazier homering in a well attended high school game.
  • (Video) ICYMI here Wednesday night, some BP video of Albert Almora. I'd like to see more with a better angle cause at first blush, I see a slight little hitch in his stride.

From Cubs.com

From ESPNChicago.com

From the Chicago Tribune (register to see almost anything but videos)

From the Chicago Sun-Times (can read a paragraph, register to read the rest)

From the Daily Herald (registry required for all)

  • The New York Yankees are looking at a handful of former Cubs. Of course, there's a former Yankee and current Cub who many feel might be a fit to return to the Bronx.

Today's food for thought

  • Sorry, but I'm a sucker for these. I mist up every time and I don't care who knows. This isn't "new", but the link will take you to the roar of the crowd during a soldier's surprise homecoming. There are more listed along the bottom of the link, if you like.
  • If you prefer something a little lighter, you could check out some seals and sea lions catching a ride with kayakers.
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