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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. Dave’s probably here. Thanks for coming.

In the unlikely event that you haven’t heard, it’s a glacial market, especially in Chicago, where the New Ice Age is rumored to have frozen the season-ticket-holder list and is in serious danger of impinging the profits.

Therefore I expect some kind of relatively expensive action in the near future. How near? Magic 8-Ball refuses to say. Maybe ask Bob Nightengale?

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“Writing out your five guys in the rotation, it just feels like those days have gone away,” Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said at the Winter Meetings in December. “As an industry, as a team, you just don’t do that anymore.” — Jordan Bastian.

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