Monday, January 31, 2005

He Gawn!

Well, we finally have some real Cubs news to talk about.

Sammy Sosa will most likely be traded to the Baltimore Orioles for Jerry Hairston and a couple of "eh" prospects.

I have to say I'm pretty happy with the deal, though the reaction in Cub Nation has been a bit mixed.

I think the cut and dry of it is, is that Sosa had to be traded. Period. We all heard about the reactions from last weekend's Cubs Convention. If Sosa had run out to RF on opening and been greeted by a chorus of boos, you might as well have just tossed out his season then.

As it is, this move is good for Sosa, it's alright for Baltimore, and it could be good for the Cubs.

I say "could" because how this works out for us depends on what Hendry's next move is (and we all know he has one up his sleeve). Right now there are a couple possibilties...

1) Cubs trade for Aubrey Huff in Tampa Bay. This is the ideal solution. If we can turn some of our prospects into a young OF with good patience (yay for walks) and good power, then the Sosa trade is a great move.

2) Cubs sign Jeromy Burnitz. This would be the worst-case scenario. Burnitz is just a slightly younger version of Sosa, who isn't as good. He showed good power last year but that was in Coors where I could post good numbers. If this is the next move then the Cubs will be worse off then they would have been with Sosa.

So, all we can do right now is sit back, wait for the Sosa trade to go through and hope Hendry makes the right decision. Should make for an interesting week at the very least.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

It's as slow as slow can get....

It's been a few weeks since I've posted an update here, mainly due to the holidays. I got a new Cubs hat, since my old one was rather beat up and I think it was beginning to gross my wife out.

That was pretty much the only Cubs-related present I got this year, unless you count the new TV which will be playing Cubs games all summer ;).

But none of that is very interesting. What is interesting is that, despite not updating for 3 weeks, we missed not one, single important Cubs news item.

Zip. Nada. Zilch. Not a one.

Sure, there have been random news reports of the Cubs making Beltran an offer or that they're considering Magglio Ordonez but we've known all that for a while. I've been waiting for some sort of bullpen signing to take place, but there haven't even been any rumors on that.

So we just wait and hope that Hendry has something up sleeve. Maybe in the down time I'll get around to posting my "Why I'm a Cubs fan" story. Hopefully Ed will be around with a Red Sox update here soon as well.

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