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Sunday's column drew mostly crickets as you flocked to discuss the Cubs' young phenom. As the saying goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So today's Cub Tracks is just chock full of Javier Baez!! The young Cub is taking advice to heart, the Cubs are being wooed to Rosemont, more Cuban talent is on the way, and we wonder if you care about life on Mars. And did I mention Javier Baez?

This swing resulted in a double because the Money Badger didn't feel like trotting around the bases.
This swing resulted in a double because the Money Badger didn't feel like trotting around the bases.
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Jim Deshaies sounds like WGN sports anchor Dan Roan, even when he's talking about Javier Baez.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den

From Cubs.com

  • Ian Stewart is running out of time to get prepped.
  • Dale Sveum is satisfied with the Cubs' position players.
  • Kerry Wood is making sure the playing surface is safe for kids at the proposed Kerry Wood Field.

From ESPNChicago.com

From the Chicago Tribune (register to see almost anything but videos)

From the Chicago Sun-Times (can read a paragraph, register to read the rest)

  • Ian Stewart probably doesn't have enough time to make the opening day roster. Whether he remains with the team becomes the next question.

From the Daily Herald (registry required for all)

  • Javier Baez is showing the Cub brass that he's special.
  • Waubonsie Valley High School grad Michael Bowden is feeling right at home on the North Side.

Today's food for thought