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Cub Tracks Looks Behind The Plate

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There's still some gushing over Joe Maddon to be done, but the focus is now shifting to the Cubs' catching position. Those stories plus more free-agent discussion, the value of managers, and really expensive toys in Thursday's Cub Tracks.

Is he going to be the next one in a Cub uniform? And will he getting showered in beer if he does?
Is he going to be the next one in a Cub uniform? And will he getting showered in beer if he does?
Kevin C. Cox

You know, I really feel bad for Thanksgiving. No sooner did Halloween end than the Christmas commercials started in earnest. It's almost like Turkey Day turned into the Holiday That Time Forgot. Or at least got completely glossed over. But at least I know a couple of things that I want for Christmas now, courtesy of the latest from around the web:

From Comcast SportsNet:

From Cubs.com:

From ESPNChicago.com:

From CBS Chicago:

From the Chicago Tribune via RedEye Chicago:

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

  • Well, they went and changed the look of their site, and in the process they forgot to write anything new about the Cubs. And I think I liked the old look better, so that's a double whammy.

From the Daily Herald:

From Cubs Den:

From Chicago Cubs Online:

From Cubbies Crib:

From Cubs Insider:

Miscellaneous:

  • Here's a lawyer's view of the recent settlement between the Cubs and Billy Cub. And BCB is even included in the sources!
  • Now this could be potentially scary: TMZ Sports reports on a recent purchase by Starlin Castro of a 2015 Polaris 1000 all-terrain vehicle. And for the icing on the cake, he added four 24-inch waterproof speakers to it. The thing that surprised me the most about this story was learning that TMZ has a sports division.

Today's food for thought: