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Cub Tracks’ cold stove

Typically acerbic #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news and notes, links and discussion, plus more or less scientific food for thought. We continue to hurry up and wait. Time’s a’wastin’.

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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.

When Spring Training gets here, at least we’ll have something to talk about. There have been slow offseasons before but this is ridiculous. The hype machine and the Counsell signing made us expect a good deal more than we’ve gotten so far. I’ve really learned to dislike the term ‘intelligent spending’ and wish the Cubs would just ‘try not to suck.’

Too many things would have to fall into place for this to be a competitive squad. Not that it couldn’t happen, but there are ways to better the odds.

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