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#Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news and notes. I can’t wait for it to be over. Do we have fast-forward in this timeline? When is the next year we Cubs fans keep waiting for?

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Welcome to today’s episode 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, steeped in writers’ tears, and then cold-brewed overnight for maximum flavor.

It’s been so slow that my attention wanders. Okay, truthfully, I am (oh, shiny) always fixing the hole where the rain gets in. Absent-minded is not too fine of a point to put on it. I’m that way naturally and the things I am forced to take in lieu of pain meds don’t help that situation.

Where were we? Oh yeah, the slow FA/trade market. I get it — the stakes are so high financially that any mistakes are magnified. Yay capitalism. I liked it better when players’ abilities were why they moved around, and (mostly) not because of their salaries... at least in the public eye. The owners have always been cheap. That’s part of how they got rich and stay that way (or at least they think so). Most of them are so crooked that they probably couldn’t screw their pants legs on if they didn’t have help.

But the Dodgers made us all have a think, and that’s definitely not their specialty. For the Dodgers, every year is next year. And they’re living in the future already.

“As always, we await developments.” — Al Yellon.

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“The Dodgers are going to try to sign Yoshinobu Yamamoto, though. And with them, the Mets, and the Yankees all pushing hard for him, I think the chances that the Cubs are the team to land him are approximately zero. Basically, the Dodgers are going to try to become Team Japan in the United States, laying down the pipeline for decades to come.” — Brett Taylor.

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