Cub Tracks warms up

Clark and Addison (Russell), trading places, and other bullets

I’ve been re-reading baseball books from the last few years, in particular Keith Law’s “Smart Baseball”, and I was gonna riff on data-gathering and stats but I think I’ll save that for a better time, and we’ll just talk about the #narratives today. The Russell and Hickey bits have already been front-paged, but there are still wrinkles, and some of those are explored below. There are more juicy tidbits in the buffet.

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Cubs News and Notes:

Theo says 2019 is big year for where team goes next/competitive window (for him, mgr player core): “I think we’re really talented. … It’s time to produce or else there’s a chance for significant change for the group. So that’s really where our focus is. … It’s a pivotal year.”

— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) November 6, 2018

Watch Cubs GM Jed Hoyer answer whether he’ll be talking more to other GM’s or agents this week.

— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) November 7, 2018

Agent Scott Boras was asked if Addison Russell‘s acceptance …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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