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Erik Peterson

  • joined Jul 13, 2009
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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Born and bred a Cubs' fan. Grew up in the NW suburbs then moved to Florida for 13 years (hence the FSU logo).

Spend more time following the Cubs than I care to admit. In fact, I really should be working now.

More to come...

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Cub Tracks Is Out Of Sorts

10

The big league club is floundering. Dreamy Kris gets kicked out. ADDISON IS BUST!!!! AA is promoted, but is (probably) heading back. Other players have one eye on the door. Rooftop issues linger. Ugh. At least we can look at iridescent clouds.

Cub Tracks Adores Addison

7

Everyone is talking about Addison Russell. Come on in for more fawning, trade rumors, prospect reports, saying goodbye to now ex-teammates, the light at the end of the tunnel, All-Star berths, new opportunities, and the Pigeonhole Principle.

Cub Tracks Feels Independent

16

The good news continues to flow as the front office clarifies progress, the team is on the verge of an offensive juggernaut, a couple pitchers look back on their trade experience, Rogers pitches for Lester, and we are lacking cluster luck.

Cub Tracks Is Trade Tracks: Special Edition!

44

Well, this is exactly what I get for finishing most of the Sunday Cub Tracks on Friday. But suffice to say, everyone is writing about "The Big Deal." So enjoy this special edition of Cub Tracks as we roll through the link roundup.

Cub Tracks Thinks Of Its Legacy

21

A return trip to Boston has the Cubs thinking about history and legacies. There's more on the front office and Manny, why there are almost too many prospects to count, the Cubs get better, and David Ortiz knows why the Cubs can't win.

Cub Tracks Had No Choice

28

The Cubs trip to Boston means the writers had "no choice" but to write about Theo and Boston. For his part, Epstein says a rebuild wasn't a choice. Meanwhile, Dallas Beeler puts a pair of teammates into Cooperstown and prospects and trades reign.

Cub Tracks Is The Only Game In Town?

23

It's Sunday and there's no Cubs' game. But Cub Tracks is here to help you fill in the gap with Manny, the Derby, pitchers in the outfield, Junior's crash, baseball vs. soccer, a long talk with Jason McLeod, and time lapse footage of New Zealand.

Cub Tracks Actually Matters

15

And pretty soon, the games will, too. While we look to the future, some players are making the future "now," others are looking for a way out of town in the name of the next generation, a debut is coming, and Kris Bryant is the talk of the clubhouse.

Cub Tracks Looks At Progress

7

Most eyes are still trained on the minors. But Len Kasper thinks attention will soon turn to the big league club. Plenty of prospects are making moves and trade rumors rumble, including Hammel as a possible boomerang.

Cub Tracks Is In A Happy Place

69

This column is fun to write when the team is playing well. There's plenty of prospect buzz, trade chatter, Gordo's normal nonsense, draft pick progress, and growing swagger. Fangraphs cites one of BCB's own and labels the Cubs as generous to Shark.

Cub Tracks Is The Status Quo

9

Many Cub things are staying the same. And in this case, that's a good thing and means positive news keeps coming in. Prospects are promoted, trade talks continue, Tony Gwynn influenced the Cubs' front office, and caterpillars are downright alien.

Cub Tracks Is Filled With Promise

24

Most of the articles are taking a more positive turn. Whether it is glowing farm reports, big leaguers taking steps, or draft signings on the way, many things are looking up. And before you stare into the future (2015), I assign some homework.

Cub Tracks Looks For A Spark

7

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Cub Tracks is looking for something to get us going. In today's edition, there's trade talk, stubbornness, signings, and an underground ocean.

Cub Tracks Is Extremely Ready

35

For what? Lots of things. Like an All-Star berth for Anthony, an open wallet from Tom, and a nice start to a career for upper-case Kyle. Of course, there's gushing about Kris and also a view from space.

Cub Tracks Is Putting It Together

26

The team is playing better, spurred by a number of improved performances. Those could pay future dividends. So could the recent draft and Starlin's fixes. Plus we've got the value of a career, Lennie, dealing with anxiety, and the lights in the sky.

Cub Tracks Drafts The Reviews

27

The writers are analyzing the recently completed draft because that's what the public demands. The Blackhawks feel the love at Wrigley, the Cubs reflect on a loss, the radio dial turns, and Tetris turns 30.

Cub Tracks Is Ready For Draft Day

113

It will be exciting to see who the Cubs' new toy will be tonight. But there's more to Cub Tracks than draft news. The Cubs say "go away, Jose", there's all sorts of good news for prospects, and Pat Hughes is a rock.

Cub Tracks Is Feeling A Draft

117

Many eyes in the Cubs' world are turning to Thursday's amateur draft. Others have their eyes and ears on trade talks, the legend of Kris Bryant, Crane is going nowhere, Harry had a bar tab, and "Mega Earth" has been found.

Cub Tracks Seems Repetitive

35

There's a lot of the same topics today. Some are good (Kris Bryant, draft possibilities). Others not so much (extending Kenney, blunders on and off the field, renovation nonsense).

Cub Tracks Is Over California

18

Mixed reviews for the Cubs on the left coast. But there's All-Star talk, draft chatter, gushing prospect reviews, and tricks for your brain in today's Cub Tracks.

Cub Tracks Being Cub Tracks

62

Well, guess what topic EVERY CUB BEAT WRITER wants to talk about? But Cub Tracks will press on with oh so many Manny articles, "Darwin"ism affecting playing time, the value of draft picks, and a star being born.

Cub Tracks Remembers

5

This weekend, you will no doubt hear lots of stories of heroism and inspiration. I will stick to baseball here - that is why you come to BCB, right? But add my voice to the echoes that ask each of you to honor WHY you are enjoying a long weekend.

Cub Tracks Is Aghast

4

What the heck do you say about yesterday? Yeesh. Oh well. Head west, young men. For you dear readers, head inside and learn about Starlin's resurgence, modeling Derek Jeter, and what to do with a lot of magnetic putty.

Cub Tracks Is Into Labels

56

Cub Tracks explores these questions about when you change a label. Plus: more draft discussion, how big a step back to take this summer, overhauling the outfield, time at the park, and a brewing storm.

Cub Tracks Learns To Be A Pugilist

8

In today's Cub Tracks: batters need to box, trade winds are blowing, weather is no excuse, draft boards are compiled, Beef gains a fan, and Darth Vader takes his cuts.

Cub Tracks Takes Solace In Struggles

71

Let's play a game of spot the silver lining among all the pitching injuries, playing the match-ups, the Money Badger under the Mendoza Line, and picking high in the draft. It's sort of a game of Inception.

Cub Tracks Has Its Own Big Unit

50

Chris Bosio throws out a Hall of Fame level comparison. A lot of players are undergoing a trial-by-fire maturation process. So Cub Tracks looks at players maturing, Travis' tough losses, and the future popularity of your name.

Cub Tracks Makes Its Pick

20

On NFL draft weekend, Cub Tracks has choices to make. So take your pick on stories that should go away, minor leaguers showing out, who should play more, and who the Cubs will pick in their draft. Oh, and happy Mother's Day to all the moms.

Cub Tracks Is Surrounded By Shark

116

Everyone is going ga-ga for Jeff Samardzija's recent effort. So today's edition of Cub Tracks features a game of chicken, more Shark labels, contracts, trade talks, football skills, feuds, sticking with slumpers, and an aluminum ant colony.

Cub Tracks Compares Sox

11

When the Cubs and White Sox get together, everyone wants to draw comparisons. Who do you think has the leg up in the rebuild or the brighter future? Meanwhile, Anthony Rizzo has clout, Bruce is back, and a dozen animals look like Pokemon characters.

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