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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.

Daniel Palencia is a great story, and Cub Tracks approves. Matt Mervis isn’t exactly challenged at Triple-A but he’s still there, for now. The Cubs look sell or stand pat, they say buy.

I will believe it when I see it. Sign Stroman and Bellinger for starters. Teams around the league are DFAing unproductive players. I can think of a few more Cubs that need a change of scenery.

In the meantime, the Cubs played, and Justin Steele started. There’s still baseball to be played. Offensive futility again, alas, wasting another fine effort by the man of Steele. The umpiring didn’t help. I think the Brewers should be required to at least throw strikes, but what do I know?

But... holy clutch, Mike Tauchman! Right on! NICOOOOOOOOO!

All of a sudden, things look better. Oh hell yeah!

Get ready for the Stro’ Show!

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