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Cub Tracks Celebrates Independence Day

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Happy Independence Day, everyone. And nothing says "America" more than being on the internet clicking on Cubs' links. And apple pie, or something. As for the Cubs, they are putting the bull in bullpen. Come on in to Cub Tracks and chat about the relievers, a tumultuous Tuesday, and Dale Sveum's mid-contract crisis.

George Frey

The bullpen. Oh, the bullpen.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den

From Cubs.com

  • Nate Schierholtz and his teammates need your All-Star votes.
  • Kevin Gregg likes the arms the Cubs just acquired. He is familiar with them from his time with the Orioles. Of course, this is most likely going to be a "ships passing in the night" sort of situation.
  • The team's series in Oakland was a homecoming for manager Dale Sveum.

From ESPNChicago.com

From the Chicago Tribune (register to see almost anything but videos)
  • Dale Sveum is halfway through his contract.
  • Jeff Samardzija thinks it's a shame the Cubs traded Scott Feldman. (Note to readers: this was was also fanshatted, which is I believe the agreed upon past tense of creating the FanShots of BCB lore.)
  • The Cubs' trades show a growing international perspective.
  • The manager is excited about the power arms being added to the bullpen. That means you, Pedro Strop and Matt Guerrier.

From the Chicago Sun-Times

From the Daily Herald

  • I'm thinking of just dropping them from the rotation. They have only game recaps up. As of 6pm Wednesday, Bruce's blog title is "Marmol trade to Dodgers a possibility". Seriously?

Today's food for thought