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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.

The London games really were kind of a big deal. I found myself wondering where else would be cool to play and grow the game. Players and fans have some notions below. Japan comes to mind immediately. Mexico, maybe. Monterrey and Hiram Bithorn Stadium are good facilities. Santo Domingo, San Juan, two more excellent venues, imo. What do you think? Tell us below.

Monday was an off-day, so no game reports. Plenty of fodder for idle speculation available, however. Lots of look-backs at the weekend’s event(s). Good times never seemed so good.

What to do with Trey Mancini? He blew the game Sunday — owned up to it but still. I don’t know what the solution is, but he isn’t it. Matt Mervis has had just a few at-bats in Iowa. I’d consider bringing him back anyway. Maybe add Bailey Horn to the 40, since there’s a spot (or will be once Brandon Hughes is added to the IL). Maybe create a new one by designating Mancini for assignment and add Brendon Little or Riley Thompson? Jared Young? Jake Slaughter?

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