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Cub Tracks’ trade winds blow

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Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs
One of the few highlights.
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Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have news for you. Maybe not trade news but some loose talk, certainly. Player agents, teams, and players are busy whispering into ears and planting seeds. The Sheriff is out of town already — how many of these sprouts will be killed before they grow? How many will become beanstalks? None of us really know jack.

Time will tell. The future, you know, is uncertain, and Bob Z. says the end is always near.

All this, and the Cubs played the Reds, too. Joey Votto’d, fifth game in a row. Stop him, please. Cubs barreled some atom balls early and ran up Mahle’s pitch count, but the key hits weren’t coming, not that JHey and Davies didn’t try. And KB played short, but the lead seemed insurmountable when Votto hit the dinger. Sad but true.

Al likely watched the game and will recap. I had it on but it was just background noise for guitar practice.

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