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Let me put you in the picture:

That Willson Contreras, guy, he’s pretty good. Glad Pedro Strop didn’t go to da South Side. The Daniel Vogelbach experience is at Wrigley North now.

I still regard suits as an aberration. They should be abolished, like ranch dressing and IPAs.

Here’s Cub Tracks 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.

“He’s day to day. I know just, the eye is still coming back. I think it’s going to be fine. It’s just, with everything he’s gone through today, I just don’t think it’s smart to start him.” — David Ross, on Ian Happ.

The Cubs released right-handed relievers Cody Allen and A.J. Ramos on Thursday from the South Bend group. On Friday, Ross said the team’s evaluators did not believe either reliever would be able to impact the Major League bullpen.

“Their stuff wasn’t quite ready in their eyes,” Ross said. “I listen to the feedback from that group there and what they’re watching and seeing. And they felt like they weren’t ready to contribute here for the big club. So, I trust in that group over there and their decision-making.” — Jordan Bastian.

I’m about good vibes, good energy, putting the team first. That’s a big part of why I’m here right now.” — Cameron Maybin.

SimNews:

The simCubs came away with the victory in game one of three as Sonny Gray pitched extremely well and limited the Cubs to two first-inning runs. Yu Darvish, however, was more better and pitched his way to double digits in wins, allowing only a Mike Moustakas long ball in the top of the second to score the Reds run. Craig Kimbrel resumed tallying up saves and all was well in simworld for a day.

Steven Souza Jr. has been brought up, and Max Fried dispatched to Iowa, for his turn in the rotation there. September rosters are only expanded by two players, so we’re rotating as needed.

Today’s game, with Jon Lester going for his 14th win, facing Anthony Desclafani, will ‘air’ at 11 am. CT to allow room for the realCubs telecast(s). All game video and related material is available commercial-free, 24/7, at the BCB Media Center.

Food for thought:

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