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#Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news and notes. The Winter Meetings are almost here. Soon we will be exploding with news!

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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.

So far all that’s emerged is that the Cubs are having conversations, as are the execs for all of the other teams. But the Cubs have a big club to swing, and great need, so it’s news.

It’ll just be MORE NEWS when something actually happens — the narrative is that the Cubs are laying the groundwork, building infrastructure for a Championship Run.

The arms race is ON, and hitters are driving everyone batty — but the Winter Meetings commence next week, and then Things Will Happen. Or at least they’ll happen after, when all of those conversations get serious.

Cub Tracks is in favor of good players. I am in favor of Andre Dawson’s Cubs hat. I am in favor of Jed Hoyer’s five-year mission at this point. I am not in favor of S.I., who are still wallpapering my feed, but that horse done outrun Descartes. Cogito ergo phasors on stun.

Shohei Ohtani is the last frontier. Engage!

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