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Cub Tracks Counts On Bouncing Back

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The Cubs' present looks bleak, but don't trouble Rick Renteria with that. He's a "glass half-full guy" who is focused on the bounce back candidates who can help the Cubs this year.

Hopefully Mike knows what direction he's pointing.
Hopefully Mike knows what direction he's pointing.
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Sometimes I have witty or useful information here. Sometimes, you get exactly what you pay for this column. Sorry, it's been a long day.

From Comcast SportsNet

  • Here's a Q&A with Ron Coomer, the new radio partner for Pat Hughes.
  • The team is betting on a bounce back season from Mike Olt. I know many won't want to hear it, but I think the team is planning on Olt being the regular at third base.

From Cubs Den

From Cubs.com

  • Most everyone only wants to talk about the Cubs' future, since the present looks bleak. Rick Renteria isn't buying it and is instead focused on the here and now.

From ESPNChicago.com

From the Chicago Tribune
  • Political opinions around Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are certainly divided (mandatory plea for no political discussion, please). But the Mayor certainly supports sports in the city.
  • Mark Gonzalez fields mailbag questions such as those wondering if Starlin Castro will get traded when Javier Baez eventually gets promoted.

From the Chicago Sun-Times

From the Daily Herald

Today's food for thought