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Cub Tracks Is Ready To Deal

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In another lost season, trade rumors are all we can talk about. What deals might be made and what is the domino effect for the on-field product for the rest of this season? The beat writers have some ideas. I'm sure you do, too, so click on Cub Tracks to discuss.

Wheeling and dealing.
Wheeling and dealing.
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From Comcast SportsNet

  • Theo Epstein is ready to deal.
  • The team is still confident about reaching a deal with top draft pick Kris Bryant.
  • After a couple of injuries, Alfonso Soriano won't have to worry about sharing playing time for a while.
  • If (When) Kevin Gregg is traded, Blake Parker could get a trial by fire in the closer's role.

From Cubs Den

  • The Cubs have tried to rebuild before. So why is this time different? It is total commitment. Can I make this required reading for some posters?

From Cubs.com

  • Theo Epstein is still confident in Dale Sveum, realizing he has provided the manager with a less-than-perfect roster.
  • The team President also thinks it is a 50/50 chance the team will make a deal before the All-Star Break.
  • The Oakland Athletics will host the Cubs starting tonight in what will be an historic visit.
  • Hitting coach James Rowson is preaching patience on his fresh approach.

From ESPNChicago.com

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

From the Chicago Sun-Times

From the Daily Herald

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