Cub Tracks Fills In Nicely

Sweeney is in the swing of things. - David Banks

Let's hear it for the "placeholders". Ryan Sweeney and Luis Valbuena were supposed to be (mostly) just warm bodies, but both are out producing expectations. My expectation? That you will come on in and chat through today's Cub Tracks.

Can you feel it? The winds of the mid-summer version of silly season are starting to blow.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den

  • It's been a while since I linked to the Anarchist's Brunch. But this one talks about trading, which is the topic du jour.
  • Speaking of trading, maybe the Pittsburgh Pirates are the best fit for the Cubs. Dealing with the Bucs? Well, that would be just like old times.

From Cubs.com

From ESPNChicago.com

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

From the Chicago Sun-Times

From the Daily Herald

  • Part of Bruce Miles' Sunday minor league round-up included a mention of feature on prospect Matt Szczur.

Today's food for thought

  • The Cub Tracks audience has shown an affinity for cute animals. So how do you feel about ugly animals?
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