Cub Tracks

Cub Tracks Winds Down

Mercifully, 2013 is almost over. In today's Cub Tracks, we look ahead to 2015, contemplate Tanaka, and take a look at the clouds.

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Cubs

In 1984, the Chicago Cubs captured the hearts and minds of Chicago sports fans. Even though they fell short of winning the World Series, the team left an indelible mark on a generation of Cubs fans who remember hearing Van Halen's "Jump" open WGN telecasts.

Cub Tracks Decides What To Return

For many folks, today is a popular day to head back to the stores to return a gift you may not have wanted. While fans wish they could return the last several seasons for store credit, the Cubs are hoping to give fans a gift worth cherishing soon.

Cub Tracks Waits For The Gift Of Links

No surprise: there's not much news in the Cubs' world. But some writers are still finding unique angles to give you something to click on Christmas Eve.

Cub Tracks Pitches A Fit

All eyes are on pitchers right now. How well do you think the Cubs' arms fit in? Otherwise, maybe you're looking into Starlin Castro's legal proceedings or trying to figure out why round electrons are problematic.

Cub Tracks Says "Yes Way, Jose"

Welcome aboard to Jose Veras. Your signing is proof that the current front office is "damned if they do, damned if they don't." Meaning: Cub fans are finding reasons to grumble about, well, everything.

Cub Tracks Is Frozen Out

The writers must have been snowed in. I figured things would be bleak, but there's really not much to talk about, beyond speculating about Masahiro Tanaka.

Cub Tracks Has A Full Sunday

Sundays tend to run a little light, but wrapping up the Winter Meetings has everyone in a writing mood. A lot of the moves were minor, but they will still play an important role on the Cubs' 2014 season.

Cub Tracks Counts On Castro

Starlin is getting in great shape and the Cubs are counting on a comeback from their young shortstop. Jed Hoyer works to fix a regret, Rick Renteria wants to be clear, and Cub Tracks soars with eagles.

Cub Tracks Takes A Meeting

The Winter Meetings are underway. Al wonders aloud if the gathering is relevant. Cub Tracks thinks it is, if for no other reason than to help fill this column space. But there's more than winter rumors in today's Cub Tracks.


Cub Tracks Welcomes Rick, Again

Surgery on his hip kept Rick Renteria away from Chicago when he was formally hired. But now the Cubs' new manager recently made it into town for his first media crush. So this edition is very Rick-focused.

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