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Cub Tracks Agrees It's Too Early For This (Stuff)

Spring Training has already moved on to making mountains out of molehills in Cub Camp. Today, you choose which topics to make a big deal of. Select from almost anyone on the roster and dive into the links.

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More good Hendricks news, Al.

From Comcast SportsNet

From Cubs Den

  • Some people flipped their collective (stuff) over Tom Ricketts' playoff remarks. Cubs Den says it's too early for that... stuff.
  • Cub notes are all Castro, all the time.
  • More notes look at challenging Kyle Hendricks and more. The section labeled "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Carlos" was also fun.


  • Josh Vitters is trying to maintain a child-like attitude.
  • NRI outfielder Ryan Kalish marveled at the U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey Team.
  • Jonathan Sanchez threw a no-hitter in 2009 to Eli Whiteside. The two are now reunited in camp with the Cubs.
  • Mike Olt can see clearly now. I assume the rain is gone (since he's in Arizona).
  • Kyle Hendricks took on the team's three best hitters in his first live BP session. While it would be nice for Carrie to, you know, report and say how the session went, I think this is a sign the team is looking seriously at Hendricks. They don't want to just see how he pitches. They want to see what he can do against the best the Cubs have to offer.
  • Tom Ricketts is optimistic about this season and beyond.
  • Jason Hammel is already comfortable with life as a Cub.


From the Chicago Tribune

From the Chicago Sun-Times

  • Theo Epstein says he'll stick with the Cubs through thick and thin.
  • Homer Bailey's contract will set a new market for Jeff Samardzija.
  • Starlin Castro is among the players who will miss Derek Jeter. FWIW, I don't like the use of "reminisce" in the headline. I always associate (perhaps incorrectly) that word with the deceased. The Captain isn't even retired yet.
  • A ghostwriter stole Gordo's byline long enough to write that Albert Almora is a natural-born leader. I know it will probably get fewer clicks, Gordo, but more of that, less of the blather.

From the Daily Herald

  • Eventually, the Cubs will turn to Kris Bryant. What made me laugh is that a picture of Mike Olt accompanied this article (as of me grabbing the link Friday afternoon).

Today's food for thought