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Erik Peterson

  • joined Jul 13, 2009
  • last login Aug 30, 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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User Blog

Cub Tracks Agrees It's Too Early For This (Stuff)

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Spring Training has already moved on to making mountains out of molehills in Cub Camp. Today, you choose which topics to make a big deal of. Select from almost anyone on the roster and dive into...

Fan Foils By The Numbers: Mel Rojas

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The next entry in the Fan Foils series looks at a player who reminds us something fantasy baseball players have known for years: it is stupid to pay for saves.

Cub Tracks Updates The Plan

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Theo Epstein opens up (relatively) about how The Plan has evolved. Cub Tracks also looks at a big year for Starlin Castro, embracing or dismissing various expectations, and who has the potential to...

Cub Tracks Just Wants To Play

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That's the theme from Cubs camp. Whether it's a player rehabbing from an injury, a new roster addition, prospects in their first camp, or the possibility of a gay teammate.

Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Vance Law

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The next entry in the Fan Favorites series is a nod to my grandmother, who simply loved Vance Law.

Cub Tracks Is Back With A Vengeance

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Prepare yourselves for a lot of pent up writing. With spring training just underway, the writers are unleashed. Well, except for poor Bruce Miles. But there are more links than you could shake a...

Fan Foils By The Numbers: Neifi Perez

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The next entry in the Fan Foils series looks at a much maligned infielder who embodies a lot of Cub problems over (fairly) recent years.

Cub Tracks Has Something To Prove

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Just like many Cubs who will be on audition this spring, Cub Tracks has something to prove. Today, there's more proof that our prospects are well thought of, grading the offseason, and everyone...

Cub Tracks Counts On Bouncing Back

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The Cubs' present looks bleak, but don't trouble Rick Renteria with that. He's a "glass half-full guy" who is focused on the bounce back candidates who can help the Cubs this year.

Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Don Kessinger

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The next entry in the Fan Favorites series looks at a slick shortstop from the '60s and '70s.

Cub Tracks Has Body Issues

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The human body is flawed and some players try to heal their bodies. Meanwhile, the prospects are building a body of evidence that the future is coming. Soon.

Fan Foils By The Numbers: Todd Hundley

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Todd Hundley seems like a natural for the second installment of Fan Foils.

Cub Tracks Eyes The Infield

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A look at the Cub infield will pretty much reveal whether you're a glass half-full, half-empty, or "hey, who drank my Old Style?!?!" fan. Today's Cub Tracks looks for fixes around the horn,...

Cub Tracks Is At The Crossroads

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Shark is at a crossroad, Big V gets dissed, the Cubs try to emulate their arch rivals, everyone expects the Cubs to stink, and Tattoine could be real. How's that for a mixed bag in today's Cub Tracks?

Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Rick Reuschel

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The next entry in the Fan Favorites series looks at an oft overlooked hurler.

Cub Tracks Is Just Super

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Many sports fans will be preoccupied with another event today. Here in the Cub fandom, we are still basking in the glow of adding two pitchers to the mix. Basking. Yep. Let's go with that.

Fan Foils By The Numbers: Milton Bradley

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Welcome to the debut of the "Fan Foils By The Numbers" series. This flip side to the "Fan Favorites" series could really only lead off with one player.

Cub Tracks Is Packing Up

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The team is packing boxes to head to spring training. So Cub Tracks looks at some of the players who will meet that cargo in Arizona, plus projections that are breaking bad (for the Cubs), happy...

Cub Tracks Improves From Within

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With little in the way of new roster additions, any improvement from the Cubs is going to have to come from within. So Rick Renteria and his staff have their work cut out for them.

Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Reed Johnson

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The next entry in the Fan Favorites series looks at a more recently revered role player.

Cub Tracks Is Repetitious

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The beat writers are working on a lot of group think, again. But there's still plenty of news about what the Cubs should do now, the hassles of renovating a home, who is coming to spring training,...

Cub Tracks Is Moving On

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That's really all you can do after missing out on something or someone you wanted. So what's next? The writers have some ideas.

Cub Tracks Reconvenes Lots Of Links

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Sunday was plentiful and today is more of the same Cub goodness. There's a veritable potpourri of links to choose from touching on Tanaka, the bright hopes for the future, and what the team...

Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Shawon Dunston

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We loved the energy and the hustle, but how do some advanced metrics impact our memory of Shawon Dunston?

Cub Tracks Convenes Lots Of Links

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With the Convention underway, there's plenty to write about. Lots of Cubs are talking, the Rookie Development Program draws rave reviews, some Cubs become Backstreet Boys, and we go back to college...

Cub Tracks Gets A Grip

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While lots of people flip their collective lids over the Cubs' new mascot, Cub Tracks is busy trying to get a grip on everything else happening in the team's world. Today there is a manager as a...

Cub Tracks Goes Back To Prospecting

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Tanaka Watch will continue for a little bit, but we may as well focus on the players we do have. Cub Tracks catches up with prospect progress, starts negotiating, and learns new words, thanks to a...

Cub Tracks Is Still (Mad) Dogging You

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The accolades and stories surrounding Greg Maddux' election to the Hall of Fame continue. But Cub Tracks is also pressing on with the money badger attitude of Javy Baez and filling your Sunday full...

Cub Tracks Gets The Call

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Congrats to former Cub Greg Maddux and the other greats elected to the Hall of Fame. Beyond the Hall, there's more Tanaka talk, Portillo('s) confusion, the Cubs' chances to regress positively, and...

Cub Tracks Says "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

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I hope you've all stayed safe in these treacherous temps. Stay inside and read about why a few Cub prospects could be fast movers, why Jeff Samardzija had a couple bad months and might get traded,...

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