Is Cub Tracks On The Bubble?

Perfect nickname. - Chris Chambers

It's Selection Sunday for college basketball, where several teams that will be most irrelevant clamor for the last couple of spots in the Big Dance. So Cub Tracks wonders who is on the bubble for the Cubs, how another bracketed event impacts the team's fortunes, the MLB draft version of filling out your pool, and of course some prospect updates on players who hope to make the Cubs a Final Four quality team.

I didn't forget it is St. Patrick's Day - I just don't care. I'll have too many drinks at my own convenience, thank you very much. Here's your obligatory look at turning the Chicago River green.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den

  • The final minor league preview looks at the arms likely bound for the Triple-A affiliate in Iowa.
  • Most of you know I don't post game previews or recaps, but this one included some comments from the Cubs' hitting coach about Jorge Soler (and some other small nuggets).
  • In the first of, presumably, many, we get a mock draft. This one goes from pick number one all the way to the Cubs second round selection. This mock has Mark Appel as the team's first selection and LSU pitcher Ryan Eades in the second round. Neat idea, but too many clicks. I know you're looking for hits, guys, but 41 clicks is a lot.
  • This is a game preview, but it includes some prospect nuggets and video of Dan Vogelbach and Reggie Golden.
  • Cub notes including video of Baez' walk-off and some observations on possible draft picks, including a great pitcher's duel on Friday night.

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)

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