The Cubs are going to sign lefty starter Paul Maholm.
Yeah, it's true - says so on MLB Traderumors, who say Bruce Levine says so via a tweet.
So now if the Cubs trade Matt Garza to Detroit, the rotation will have Ryan Dempster, Randy Wells, an ex-Red (Travis Wood), an ex-Marlin (Chris Volstad), and now an ex-Pirate.
You get the feeling that these guys Epstein and Hoyer are sort of serious about change, even if it means a starting rotation without a number one guy in sight.
It's all okay with me, by the way.
Even with all the angst.
I mean, I'm not suddenly gonna turn into a Brewers fan or anything.
Honestly, if I didn't have this blog, I'd probably just cover my eyes and ears and wait til April.
Maholm would actually be a nice surprise to me then.
Because I'd say well, that guy beat the Cubs up pretty good last year.
Of course, the Cubs aren't the Cubs any more, so who knows if Mr. Maholm would have the same success against uh, whoever the rest of the Cubs are right now.
But then I'd miss this Garza drama, wouldn't I?
I wonder what guys I never heard of the Cubs will get next.
I wonder if, in order to remain a Card Carrying Cub Fan, I have to learn all the minor league guys on all the other teams too?
Never did that before - hell I barely know the guys on the Cubs minor league teams really.
Man, is this post ever full of babble.
Whatever, I figure to babble a LOT over the next couple years.