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American League Fall Stars v. National League Fall Stars
His prospects are looking up.
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Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits collection of Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, overheated, and then cold-brewed overnight for maximum flavor.

The Capitol Offense race- 24 Hours of Lemons-An endurance race for $500 cars
Going nowhere FAST
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It looks like José Abreu is an Astro. So plan B is operative, whatever that is. Josh Bell? Trey Mancini? Tell us about your dark horses.

I’m starting to come around to Adam Duvall in center, and taking a flyer on Joey Gallo. I have no earthly idea why — it’s just that some inside part of me nodded when I saw those ideas OUT THERE.

Recognition/misdirection, like a tunnel painted on the wall, I think. That rocket could just as easily be a herring as a lemming.

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