My wife will be at the game today with a work group. So put on a good show, Cubbies.
From Comcast SportsNet
- The Cubs are hoping super prospect Javier Baez can create a buzz for the team similar to the Puig-mania the Los Angeles Dodgers are experiencing with Yasiel Puig.
- The trade deadline picture is coming into focus for Matt Garza.
- Theo Epstein is not taking sides in the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. At least not publicly.
- Starlin Castro is trying to tune out the noise to fight his way out of a slump.
- Cincinnati Reds' manager Dusty Baker says the spat between Matt Garza and Johnny Cueto is over.
From Cubs Den
- Kris Bryant's success is critical to the Cubs' future.
- Javier Baez put on quite a show the other day.
- Welington Castillo and Matt Garza were not on the same page.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- David DeJesus had a chat with Johnny Cueto and says the incident is over.
- Starlin Castro's struggles seem to coincide with Dale Sveum mentioning a possible demotion.
- Numbers show why Castro is struggling.
- By the way, Sun Times. You know you can update the internet at any given time, right? It's 7:30 p.m. Wednesday as I write this... and there's no game recap, or any other new content for that matter, up yet? Really?
From the Daily Herald
- Despite the losses, the Cubs' future is looking bright.
Bonus From Fangraphs
- Fangraphs issues an apology to Luis Valbuena and Dioner Navarro. Bonus points to the other for using the phrase "three-donger".
Today's food for thought
- Tuesday's Cub Tracks revealed you want more cute animal videos. So here is YouTube's top 10 on the subject.