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Cub Tracks Expands

Big news for those of you who like this feature and I suppose terrible news for those that don't. The girth of Cub Tracks, particularly on Tuesdays, is prompting a Sunday edition. The first Sunday Cub Tracks is scheduled to appear this coming Sunday. So don't forget to come back to BCB for a Sunday brunch of Cub links. But for now, let's scarf up some links to get us to the weekend.

That handshake could be golden.
That handshake could be golden.
Ralph Freso

In today's edition of Cub Tracks, the Cubs' franchise player is saying all the right things. And there's a preview of what could be a star-studded young outfield on Florida's Atlantic coast. Also, there will be a game thread here at BCB for this afternoon's Cubs intrasquad game; watch for it at 1:45 p.m. CT (for the 2 p.m. CT starting time).

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den


  • (Video) Dale Sveum is optimistic about what he sees in the clubhouse. He also likes what he sees out of Kyuji Fujikawa.
  • (Video) A look at the Cub coaching staff.
  • Jeff Samardzija expects Matt Garza to be in the mix for the opener.
  • Josh Vitters enjoyed his short stint in the Venezuelan winter league.
  • Notes: Some cool things in this one, including what stats Keith Law uses to make prospect projections (via ESPN Insider article), how the 20-80 scale translates into stats, a cool visual of team salary info, and resparking Alfonso Soriano trade destinations.
  • (Video) Kicking back with some of the Cubs, who talk about some of their off-field pursuits.
  • Carlos Villanueva's career has come full circle.
  • Brian Bogusevic grew up a White Sox fan. Now he's trying to make the team on the other side of town.
  • Rule 5 pick Hector Rondon had his first throwing session rained out.


From the Chicago Tribune

From the Chicago Sun-Times

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