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Cub Tracks Stops Tracking Hendry?

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With the Cubs' fortunes on the field now fully under the control of Theo Epstein, a couple writers argue it is time to just let it go when it comes to Jim Hendry. And while the years of underdevelopment on the farm is still an issue, Alfonso Soriano is the only "bad contract" left on board.

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As for Javy, prospect Javier Baez is all the buzz after rocketing up prospect lists and earning a non-roster invite to spring training. So how soon can he really arrive? Or should we be pumping the brakes a bit? Read on.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den

From Cubs.com

  • A look at top prospect Jorge Soler.
  • Carrie's inbox has the usual mix of topics, including how the team might fare in the draft. There's a video link to the top prospect look at Albert Almora. The only other interesting thing (to me) in the inbox was a questioner thinking Tony Campana was a lock for the 25-man roster.
  • His apprenticeship is finally over, so Welington Castillo is ready to take the reins behind the plate.
  • Third baseman Ian Stewart appreciates the Cubs' support.

From ESPNChicago.com

From the Chicago Tribune

From the Chicago Sun-Times

  • This ought to get you talking. Many of us are pretty hard on Jim Hendry for the current state of the organization. But we might have nothing on him. Turns out, Jim is his own worst critic.

From the Daily Herald

Today's food for thought