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Cub Tracks Thinks Second First

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Javier Baez playing second base has the writers all a flutter. And it's getting others looking at something of a logjam at the keystone combination. We're also eyeing Mike Olt and contemplating the rotation in today's Cub Tracks.

This is Javy around second base, rather than playing it.
This is Javy around second base, rather than playing it.
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Miscellaneous

  • This was discovered through something called a "FanShot." But Grantland takes on a profile of the Cubs. It's a really good read, particularly for little nuggets like the fact that every other NL Central division foe except the Cubs is entered into the "competitive balance" draft compensation pool.

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