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If you read the lowbrow and monobrow ‘papers’, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber are already gone, and Yu Darvish is right on their heels. We try for at least middlebrow, where we consider such options, but fail to set the team on fire, too. C’est plus ca change, c’est plus ca blah blah blah. Book me a passage to Bangkok, and don’t step on the grass, Sam. No rush.

Here at Cub Tracks News and Notes, we are winding up the fifth year of the reign under Duane (and closing in on the eighth anniversary overall) and also it’s almost my birthday. I’m not super-sentimental about such things but that’s an anniversary, too. 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 on this page as sarcasm font. (In the comments section, use @ before and after your remarks @ to produce sarcasm font.)

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