June 17, 2021

Cub Tracks’ what’s the catch? (Bleed Cubbie Blue)

Links are kinda thin on the ground today, like the grass — not much happened Saturday. Most of the talk was about new acquisition Jharel Cotton, who is in that Catch-22 position of coming back from injury and trying to prove himself. It would be a major major major major plus for him to do so, however the Kendall Graveman experiment (among other such incidents) suggests that it might be better if he landed before the number of missions increased.

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Here’s today’s Cubs News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$} means limited views. Italics are often used here as sarcasm font.

Nov. 22: Second baseman Whit Merrifield has been an under-the-radar star with the Royals for several years, but the Cubs might try to bring him into the spotlight.

MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi reports that Chicago is showing “continued interest” in trading for Merrifield, who just completed the first season of the four-year, $16.25 million extension he…

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