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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.

Fetch me some popcorn. I’ll sit and watch the deals go down with new/old Cub Jeimer Candelario. Hoo boy, we are coming down to the wire. And there’s a game today, too. Congratulations are in order for Iowa center fielder Pete Crow-Armstrong. The implications of that promotion are yet to be seen. Rule 5-eligible players on the move, check it.

I’m ready for the Stro’ Show. Who’s Andrew Abbott? Why is Mancini still here? Jose Cuas for Nelson Velázquez? I dunno about that one. Sinkerballer though, lots of ground balls.

The Stro’ Show didn’t have its best night. Six earned in three innings ain’t going to get it done. Let’s get ‘em tomorrow.

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