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Cub Tracks Scuffles With Soriano

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Alfonso Soriano is struggling and may find himself on the short side of a platoon. Will Sori be among the Cubs on the way out of town? Check out Cub Tracks to find out.

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Trade rumors and the Stanley Cup. It's all anyone is talking about.

From Comcast SportsNet

  • Brewers' third baseman and former Cub Aramis Ramirez thinks recently designated for assignment Carlos Marmol needs a fresh start away from Wrigley Field.
  • Matt Garza's last start showed why he can be a game changer during trade season.
  • There's no easy way out of this situation with Alfonso Soriano.
  • Watching the Blackhawks triumph, James Russell is hoping to hang around and be part of the next winner on the North Side.

From Cubs Den

  • Cubs players will be in high demand this trade season. And the store is open for business.
  • This link included some Albert Almora video.
  • This link actually goes to the New York Times, but I found it via Cubs Den, so I'll place it here. It's a cool story about scientists unlocking the mysteries of pitchers' evolution.
  • There are some promotions in the minors and a link to a nice story on one of last year's draftees.
  • The Cubs' next impact starting pitcher may be just starting the climb to Wrigley from the Boise Hawks. Click here to learn more about Paul Blackburn.

From Cubs.com

  • With trade season in full swing, the success of Travis Wood reminds us what we are trying to accomplish.
  • Anthony Rizzo reflected on the one year anniversary of being promoted to the Cubs.
  • Starlin Castro is responding well to his day off.

From ESPNChicago.com

From the Chicago Tribune (register to see almost anything but videos)
  • The Epstein doesn't think the season is over for prospect Jorge Soler.
  • (Video) Alfonso Soriano talks about his status with the Cubs.

From the Chicago Sun-Times

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