I finally saw something that made sense for the Cubs. It's on MLB Trade Rumors.
No, not the part about getting Marlon Byrd.
It's the part about keeping Reed Johnson.
We've all heard that until Milton Bradley's gone, the hands of the Cubs are kinda tied, right?
He continues to hamper the Cubs as there were tons of talented center fielders available, they all went away and now we're left with Byrd or Crisp or somebody.
Lou wanted Mike Cameron.
For a year, and for a lot less than what he got from Boston.
To me, that says they want a placeholder.
So, why not just keep Reed?
Keep Kosuke in right where he belongs, you keep Alfonso in left where he's in the only place he makes any sense, and if you believe in him bring up Tyler Colvin to mix in with Reed, (and Sam Fuld is fun to watch).
I don't know about you, but next year? I'm just not feeling that "this is THE YEAR" thing.
So, I'd rather like the team.
Maybe I've got blinders on, but I like Reed Johnson, it's simple as that.