Editor's note: Erik submitted today's Cub Tracks before the late-night news of Jorge Soler's upcoming callup to the Cubs. I'll have more on the Soler recall later this morning. -- Al
Logan Watkins is heavily involved in two links. I did not see that coming.
From Comcast SportsNet
- Logan Watkins thinks he can be part of the Cubs' future.
- The Little Leaguers from Jackie Robinson West energized the city, including the Cubs.
- Hector Rondon has been a pleasant surprise as a closer.
- The Cubs have taken some crazy photos of storms of Wrigley Field during all these rain delays.
- Injured Orioles' star Manny Machado thinks good friend Albert Almora will be a star some day soon.
From Cubs Den
- John Arguello is on board with rooting for the Cubs to win and "ruin" their draft pick position.
- EconoBall looks at doubles and the aging process.
- A conversation with Joe Torre helped the Cubs clarify the "lane to the plate" rule.
- Rick Renteria and Brandon Hyde helped "rescue" a groundscrew worker from under the tarp.
- Wesley Wright and Edwin Jackson are especially proud of Chicago's LLWS team.
- While many have expressed concerns, Rick Renteria says he's comfortable with a short bench.
- Logan Watkins has been on the front line of the Cubs' rebuild.
- Jesse Rogers wonders if the Cubs' sweep of the Orioles is a sign of things to come.
- Wesley Wright thinks the success of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team could draw city kids to baseball.
- Meanwhile, the Cubs' kids are growing up fast.
- Sunday was a big day for Tsuyoshi Wada, but does he have a future with the Cubs?
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- Arismendy Alcantara is getting his swing back.
From the Daily Herald
- Tsuyoshi Wada's recent efforts are much appreciated.
- There's a much different feel around the Cubs during Theo Epstein's third year in charge.
- Len Kasper talks baseball with Pat Hughes.
- From our friends at Beyond the Boxscore, Edwin Jackson is a Cub lost in the woods. He's had a horrifying year, perhaps driven by a lost release point.
- Kris Bryant made this list of top prospects who could get a September promotion.
- Kyle Schwarber thinks it's a mechanical adjustment while his manager thinks the young slugger is choosing better pitches to hit. Either way, the Cubs' most recent first round draft pick is on a tear.
Today's food for thought