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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.

With Spring Training in full swing and the Regular Season beckoning, Cub Tracks acknowledges that there’s somewhat of an embarrassment of riches as far as material for this listicle, and we’re going to narrow our sights a little, choosing only the best or most informative pieces while still maintaining a cross-section of sources, so as not to serve up doorstops when people are looking for conversational fodder. There’ll be a little less piggy-backing as those things tend to be more of the same.

I try to steer clear of things like Power Rankings and such. I don’t think they add to appreciation of the game among the cognoscenti and we don’t cater to the less-knowledgeable fan. We also won’t be featuring pieces favoring gambling or excessive alcohol consumption. Thanks, as always, for taking the time to read these things.

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