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A Cub Tracks Call To Arms

General Manager Jed Hoyer is in the hot seat talking about the state of Cubs' pitching. CT also looks at whether the Cubs are done adding pieces and just how far away contention may be.

How far in the distance does he have to look to see the Cubs contending?
How far in the distance does he have to look to see the Cubs contending?

Today's intro is actually more of a request.Whether you're a fan of Cub Tracks or clicked on this link thinking it was about hunting, I want to know what you think. So, in addition to commenting on our bevy of links, let me know what you like or don't like so far with this feature. What do you want to see more or less of? Any other suggestions? Chat away.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den

From the Chicago Tribune

  • Theo Epstein takes a swipe at his old employers in Terry Francona's new book.



  • Bruce Levine says those hoping pitcher Jeff Samardzija will get a multi-year extension might have to be patient.
  • Caution, ESPN Insider article ahead. Jason Martinez explains the state of the Cubs and why 2015 is their "optimal" year for contention. To fill in some of you without access, he lists Matt Garza, Shark, and Anthony Rizzo as extension candidates and thinks Welington Castillo better put it together this year or the Cubs might seek Brian McCann or Carlos Ruiz in free agency next year. Martinez also looks at the ETA of some of the zygotes: Dan Vogelbach (2016), Javier Baez ('15), Albert Almora ('16), Pierce Johnson ('15), Arodys Vizcaino ('13), and Jorge Soler ('14).

From the Daily Herald

Today's food for thought