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Cub Tracks Makes A Strong Push

Plenty of Cubs are making a push for playing time, full-time jobs, and spots on next year's roster. That's what to look for these last few weeks.

Junior Lake hits them near and far.
Junior Lake hits them near and far.
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The offense is still groan worthy, but I'll be interested to watch the pitching down the stretch. And there's a real nice article about Dave Keller down in Daytona (h/t to the Sun Times). Make sure you read that one.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den

  • Despite much publicized money woes, the Cubs might make a strong push for the next starting pitcher coming from Japan, Masahiro Tanaka.
  • Tom Ricketts addressed the team's financial situation.
  • Welington Castillo is emerging as a long-term answer at catcher.



From the Chicago Tribune

From the Chicago Sun-Times

  • Dave Keller does it the right way down on the Cubs' farm. The Cubs' front office is giving Keller and his staff in Daytona a lot of credit for progress in the Cubs' minor league system.
  • Poor play is driving fans away.

From the Daily Herald

Today's food for thought

  • This is operation puppy rescue. It's the story of a national guard unit being reunited with some four-footed friends.