Several of the major outlets have nothing new to report including Cubs.com, CBS Chicago, the Sun-Times, and the Daily Herald. So what's a Cub Tracks to do? Expand to some other sources, of course.
Just think: Soon the playoffs will be over and then you'll be treated to 10 stories per edition about Jon Lester.
From Comcast SportsNet:
- Neil Ramirez is itching for his chance to pitch in October.
- The Cubs are aiming for the right mix with their revamped coaching staff.
From the Chicago Tribune via RedEye Chicago:
- Former manager Dale Sveum is a hit as the Royals' hitting coach.
From Cubs Den:
- John Arguello looks at a way that the Cubs could use their cost control as a different kind of weapon.
- Hey, look! It's another comparison of the Cubs to the Kansas City Royals!
- Mike Moody looks at the impact of certain statistics and how they affect a team's chance of making the playoffs.
- Double-A prospect love: Four Tennessee Smokies make the Top 20 Baseball America Southern League Prospects list, including the top two spots and three players in the top five.
From Cubbies Crib:
- Jake Arrieta headlines the list of Cubs arbitration-eligible players this offseason.
- Kris Bryant, Armando Rivero, and the Kane County Cougars have been nominated in the 2014 MiLBY Awards. You can cast your votes through October 23.
- The Cubs have re-launched their official web site with updates on where the renovations stand.
From Chicago Cubs 101:
- Tim Duxbury looks at the progression of Kyle Schwarber as a catcher in the Cubs organization. The picture used is a little less than flattering.
- He also predicts that the Cubs will be a top-five offense in 2015.
- Introducing: The Anthony Rizzo who now hits lefties.
Today's food for thought:
- More fun with colorful maps: Here's a very colorful look at an exploratory soil map of Kenya.
- And this is every place in the solar system inhabited solely by robots.