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These 3-1-1 Cubs really do look like an efficient outfit. I know it’s just spring training and we shouldn’t draw any conclusions just yet, but I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that they seem well-coached. Lots of good glove and players clearly into it. Tanned, rested, ready, in the best shape of their lives. Boog and JD sound good, too. They talk just enough for a reasonably pleasant fan experience and they talk about BASEBALL.

It’s going to be interesting to see who emerges at second base and on the bench. Nico looks GOOD and is going to be the guy if he keeps it up. Hermosillo is edging Maybin so far, but they could both make the club, or Marisnick and his hammy could get on the field at some point and make himself a case. Might depend on how many outfielders the Cubs take north, which might depend on how many extra arms they start with. The bullpen does me a concern.

Things look positive on the good ship Cubs, for now. Here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes, a spaced oddity currently on an even keel. 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. In the text body. It doesn’t work in the headlines.)

Seriously, Jon? Trying to make this happen by putting it in the air?

Cubs manager David Ross plans on working Kris Bryant into the outfield mix when it makes sense.

“Yes, I do anticipate that,” Ross said on Thursday. — Jordan Bastian.

Food for Thought:

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