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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, steeped in writers’ tears, and then cold-brewed overnight for maximum flavor.

Former Cubs catcher and current persona au gratin Willson Contreras hasn’t said anything untoward about the club recently. This does me a concern. The Cubs and the stinkin’ Cardinals don’t meet until the second week of May. It’ll be hot — a little bit of water goes a long way. The two teams will meet in the original home of Cheddar in the last days of June, too. Not, not Milwaukee. That’s the city that beer made famous. London, Merrie Olde England.

I’m tempted to take the drive and watch it on my tablet from the London Bridge. But more about that when it’s appropriate...

Justin Steele threw a bullpen and is on schedule, I understand. This is a good thing, I submit. I’m of two minds on the right field issue. One, I appreciate that someone will/should get a chance that ordinarily wouldn’t. But I was really keen to see the bulked-up Seiya Suzuki mash. I know a lot of people disagree but my first choice for those at-bats is Patrick Wisdom (who is still day-to-day), and I’d let Edwin Rios try to claim third base for now. I’d like to let Christopher Morel put in the time at third in Iowa. I wouldn’t oppose Nelson Velasquez in right, though. Spring training may determine how that plays out. We shall see how it all unrolls. I’m not going to put that prediction in concrete yet... there’s still time to wallow in the mire.

Tweetstorm coming, better hide.

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