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Cub Tracks Takes Solace In Struggles

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In seasons like this, about the only way to go "glass half full" is to find silver linings within the struggles. So let's play a game of spot the silver lining among all the pitching injuries, playing the match-ups, the Money Badger under the Mendoza Line, and picking high in the draft. It's sort of a game of Inception.

MOAR HITS, PLZ.
MOAR HITS, PLZ.
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Can we just keep replaying the 17-run game against the Cardinals, please?

From Comcast SportsNet

  • Patrick Mooney thinks the injury to Jose Fernandez is a cautionary tale for the Cubs' rebuild. At least, that's the title, but the article is more about Chris Bosio and pitching mechanics.
  • The Cubs will turn to Mike Olt every day.  Eventually.
  • Here are 20 fun notes about the Cubs' 17-run outburst against the Cardinals.
  • Len Kasper and Theo Epstein will get the band back together for the third annual "Hot Stove, Cool Music" event this June.
  • Struggling in Triple-A is forcing Javier Baez to learn patience.

From Cubs Den

From Cubs.com

From ESPNChicago.com

From the Chicago Tribune

From the Chicago Sun-Times 

  • Nothin', unless I missed it.

From the Daily Herald

Miscellaneous

  • MiLB had a nice write-up on Albert Almora and some of what the young outfielder has dealt with off the field.
  • Jeff Samardzija's winless start to the season has made history.

Today's food for thought