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Here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes, your every-other-day-except-on-weekends escape from the humdrum, with another edition of our patented flat-out wholesome content:

Things are pretty feelgood after the acquisition of Jake Arrieta, who slots into the rotation at No. 2, No.3, or No. 4, depending on who you ask and the time of day. Jake still has an arm and a mouth and an attitude and right now I’m in favor of all of that. Your mileage, as always, may vary. But we can expect him to be in the best shape of his life.

The team on-paper isn’t horrible. But it’s not earth-shattering. There’s no kaboom. Where’s the kaboom?

Perhaps someone can revert to being mean or somebody else can succeed where they have previously failed. We can hope. I will modulate my fear. With an Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator, if necessary, earth creature.

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“Our pitching, yes, I think that’s a concern. That’s something we have to continue to add. We’re going to need some really good performances out of people. But, yeah, I think we have a little bit less depth.

“If there’s an area that sort of keeps me up at night, an area that I wake up in the morning and think about how to deal with, I think it’s definitely the pitching.” — Jed Hoyer.

Food for Thought:

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