There might be a lotta people moving from Chicago, and except for Rod Blagojevich they'll be moving to different teams.
Of course we haven't heard everything yet, but the Blagojevich thing has me beaming with pride as I too reside in the Land of Lincoln.
The supposed trade that would bring Peavy to Chicago is a crazy one, involving 4 teams.
But the only way that trade happens is if the Padres get young pitching, so the Cubs have to get help from other teams by sending DeRo to the Phillies who send J.A. Happ to San Diego while Felix Pie goes to Baltimore who sends Garret Olson to San Diego and Sean Marshall goes straight to San Diego who sends Peavy to Chicago.
And in the meantime, Kerry Wood probably goes to Cleveland and Jason Marquis and his $9.5 mil go somewhere else.
Since it involves one of my favorite Cubs (DeRo), I'm trying to keep an emotional distance from the trade.
It's all just talk now.
But guys, prepare yourself because it might just happen.
And then the left handed bat still hasn't been addressed, so this could actually be a pretty different looking Cub team next year.
Hank Aaron, Sparky Anderson, Luis Aparicio, Ernie Banks, Johnny Bench, Yogi Berra, Wade Boggs, George Brett, Lou Brock, Jim Bunning, Rod Carew, Steve Carlton, Gary Carter, Orlando Cepeda, Bobby Doerr, Dennis Eckersly, Bob Feller, Rollie Fingers, Carlton Fisk, Whitey Ford, Bob Gibson, Goose Gossage, Tony Gwynn, Monte Irvin, Reggie Jackson, Fergie Jenkins, Al Kaline, George Kell, Harmon Killebrew, Ralph Kiner, Sandy Koufax, Tommy Lasorda, Lee MacPhail, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, Bill Mazeroski, Willie McCovey, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Eddie Murray, Stan Musial, Phil Niekro, Jim Palmer, Tony Perez, Gaylord Perry, Cal Ripken Jr, Robin Roberts, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Nolan Ryan, Ryno, Mike Schmidt, Red Schoendienst, Tom Seaver, Ozzie Smith, Duke Snider, Bruce Sutter, Don Sutton, Earl Weaver, Billy Williams, Dick Williams, Dave Winfield, Robin Yount, and Yaz.
48 of these guys have to vote yes for Ron Santo to make it into the hall.
So come on guys, he's knocking.
Let him in.
(Others on the ballot are: Dick Allen, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva, Al Oliver, Vada Pinson, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills. Didn't you think Hodges was already in?)
Lastly, I'm pretty sure the actual Veterans Committee doesn't gather together like the guys at the local VFW. The thought just cracked me up.
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