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Cub Tracks turns full circle

“I don’t try to break it all down”, and other bullets

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MLB: Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals
Thanks for the memories, Mike!
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Well, that didn’t turn out well. Plus Willson Contreras is going to the IL. But help is on the way. See below.

Here’s today’s Cubs News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$} means limited views.

The big news this morning is the trade of Mike Montgomery to the Royals for Martin Maldonado and you can read details in Josh’s article here.

“You have to anticipate where you might be vulnerable to an injury and try to build that depth up in advance…knowing there is no escape valve in August. You really have to do all your work this month.” — Theo Epstein.

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.