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Kris Bryant is probably not going to be the everyday center-fielder, whether or not Nolan Arenado finds his way to Chicago’s north side for home games. I’m certainly not the first, nor the last, to say that, or even to write it, especially since Bruce Levine recanted his testimony. Which is too bad, because as usual we are starved for content, or at least good content. We don’t even have a catalog of Matt Spiegel’s misdeeds to fall back on.

It’s almost time for Svengoolie anyway, so Ima get the L out of here.

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. Italics are often used here as sarcasm font.

Rosenthal article about same {$}.

Today in baseball history:

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.