Cub Tracks

Cub Tracks Gets What's Expected

C.J. Edwards has a prediction on winning later, CSN goes "inside" the Tanaka bidding to show why the Cubs expected the result, Cubs Den debunks St. Louis success, and Shark talks about the dangers of Wrigleyville.

Cub Tracks Is Feeling Taxed

It's the day to pay the tax man (no politics, please). The Cubs' record is already in debt, they're missing Fonzie, Shark is as good as gone, Edwin is still bad, and sloths squeak.

Cub Tracks Says "Whammy!"

Welington Castillo wallops the Cards, Champ Kind makes an appearance, the Cubs look for an ace in the draft, while Shark tries to make his case. Hector is hot, Emilio energizes and advises, and Starlin outpaces the Hit King.

Cub Tracks Stars Starlin

Starlin Castro's breakout has everyone breathing a sigh of relief. Castro is back to basics, his potential replacement has a big learning opportunity, another youngster is frustrated, but the platoons will stay in place.

Cub Tracks Is Role Playing

Some players are settling into their roles. Others have eyes for new jobs. Instant replay is challenging, while clutch woes look familiar. Some days you're the lion. And others, you're the baboon.

Cub Tracks Looks For A Slump Buster

The offense has been a problem, so the team is already looking for answers. Everyone is looking to Starlin Castro. Others look at Wrigley Field weather and missing ivy.

Cub Tracks Starts And Stops

I know why there's the off day after opening day. But, man, is that annoying. As such, the writers worked "hard" to fill space for two days.

Cub Tracks Is Nobody's Fool

It's a day to be a fool, but let's not let the overreaction to Opening Day get too far out of hand. One game, people. One game.

Cub Tracks Can't Wait Any Longer

And we don't have to. Tomorrow is Opening Day. Let the celebrations begin.

Cub Tracks Is A Puzzle

A roster puzzle, that is. Even with just a few days left before games count, the final choices are still being made. And it looks like there will be a lot of moving parts all season long. So Cub Tracks looks at how the pieces fit, who is bouncing bac


Cub Tracks Waits A Week

Real baseball games that count. Soon. In the final week of spring training, that means the final roster decisions need to be finalized. That means who makes the team, who might get traded, and who plays where.

Cub Tracks Is Being Flexible

Whether it's the rotation, position players, who is on the roster, or who to pick in June, flexibility is important. Check out the Cubs' options in today's Cub Tracks.

Cub Tracks Is Ready

Which prospects are "ready" is the question du jour. We also track Ryan Kalish making an impression on his new-old boss, homers that make you go "ooh", and how Harry Caray replaced Scarlett Johansson.

Cub Tracks Thinks Second First

Javier Baez playing second base has the writers all a flutter. And it's getting others looking at something of a logjam at the keystone combination. We're also eyeing Mike Olt and contemplating the rotation in today's Cub Tracks.

Cub Tracks Chases The Cards

For the Cubs, it's all about trying to best the rival Red birds. To do that, players are getting in work at new positions, old positions, and against the kids. A former Cub wants to kick in the Cubs' teeth. And the column ends with a cuddly namesake.

Cub Tracks Turns Left

There's a whole lot of left-handed news in today's edition. Take a click about a rough go for a starter, overworked relievers, and rebuilding outfielders. We've also got a friendly Cardinal, Baez on the move, Shark watch, and space maps.

Cub Tracks Is Leading And Learning

Some players want to lead. They all have more learning to do. The division is daunting, or overrated, depending on who you ask. A couple of refugees try to recover from "Tinogate." And time to prepare our spider silk defenses for an alien invasion!

Cub Tracks Is Built For Power

Whether it's prospects launching moonshots or a young bullpen throwing (instead of fanning) flames, power has become the buzzword of camp. The Cubs remember a legend, scouts keep raving, and Rick Renteria continues to question in today's Cub Tracks.

Cub Tracks Is Ready For Ted

Welcome back, Mr. Lilly. Your attitude is set to be a welcome addition. In other news, Tom Ricketts talks about a wide variety of subjects, including winning, Sammy, and gay players in MLB. Prospect buzz is getting turned to "11" and Gordo goes back

Cub Tracks Clamors For More Baez

With Starlin Castro sidelined, the calls for "MORE BAEZ" are getting even louder. He and the other prospects are trying to be patient while showing good attitudes. Meanwhile, Dale Sveum has no regrets, Mike Olt wants a shot, and we remember Harry.

Cub Tracks Shows Off Its Socks

Games are under way, so it is time to dress appropriately. A number of players are making early impressions. Today's edition bounces all over, from prospects going good to memories of prospects gone bad. Some players are answering the challenge.

Cub Tracks Welcomes Back Baseball*

The asterisk is because these games don't "count." But after a winter like this, we'll surely take it. Let's talk about keeping it together, the "core four", collisions, losing to gain, respect, and dreams.

Cub Tracks Looks For New Leaders

The old is out and it's time for new blood to lead the way. The Cubs' backstop wants the job. So come on in to Cub Tracks for more on Castillo's Great Expectations, young pitchers leaving impressions, building buzz, and the dog days of spring.

Cub Tracks Agrees It's Too Early For This (Stuff)

Spring Training has already moved on to making mountains out of molehills in Cub Camp. Today, you choose which topics to make a big deal of. Select from almost anyone on the roster and dive into the links.

Cub Tracks Updates The Plan

Theo Epstein opens up (relatively) about how The Plan has evolved. Cub Tracks also looks at a big year for Starlin Castro, embracing or dismissing various expectations, and who has the potential to play bigger roles.

Cub Tracks Just Wants To Play

That's the theme from Cubs camp. Whether it's a player rehabbing from an injury, a new roster addition, prospects in their first camp, or the possibility of a gay teammate.

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