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It's (almost) all about Kris Bryant today. Beyond welcoming the team's latest top draft pick, there's plenty more farm and trade news to scroll through. Make yourself comfy, it's a super-sized Cub Tracks.

David Banks

It looks like the team got pretty much everything it wanted out of the draft. Now get to work, youngsters.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den

  • You can start to see the light: the worst is over for the Cubs.
  • An old photo shows the Ricketts name' has been around Wrigley Field for a while. (NOTE FROM AL: I wrote about this two weeks after the Ricketts bought the team, November 15, 2009.)

From Cubs.com

  • As the trade deadline nears, the Cubs are in a better position.
  • The team's Tribute for Heroes winner has been announced.
  • Not a link since I'm not a Twitterer, but mlb.com's Jesse Sanchez said he's impressed by Cubs' prospect Arismendy Alcantara. Apparently the youngster asked for an English only interview because he needs the practice.
  • (Video) Kris Bryant joined Len and JD in the booth. This clip includes an interview and a little bit of BP video.
  • The team also signed a couple more draft picks in the last hours, which led Theo Epstein to talk about how they are adding impact potential to the farm system.
  • (Video) The Cubs' spring training field is getting a make-over.
  • Alfonso Soriano isn't worried about his Hall of Fame candidacy.

From ESPNChicago.com

From the Chicago Tribune (register to see almost anything but videos)
  • (Video) Dale Sveum talks about whether his club can get back in the wild card race.
  • Phil Rogers speculates the Cubs will compete with the Dodgers to try and sign soon-to-be cleared Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a 4 or 5 year contract worth $10M+ annually. Sounds interesting, of course, then Uncle Phil speculates that signing Gonzalez might prompt the team to trade Jeff Samardzija.
  • Many fans want to see the team's future hurried to the big leagues. (Video) Theo Epstein cautions why that's a bad idea.
  • (Video) Kris Bryant takes his batting practice hacks at Wrigley.
  • Hall of Famer Billy Williams is fine with adding a video board to Wrigley.

From the Chicago Sun-Times

From the Daily Herald

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