Man, after all that nervous hullaballoo.
The Cubs send minor league reliever Chris Carpenter to Boston for major league President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein.
An arm for a brain is a no-brainer.
Yep, kinda liked what little we saw of Carpenter last year, but hey - no big deal here.
Of course, there's another round to this with swapping a couple players to be named later, but I can't imagine that being too big a deal either.
You like Theo?
Nobody should get their noses bent outta joint over this one.
Meanwhile on the ice, the Blackhawks beat the Red Wings last night 2-1, each team without their best guy. Jonathan Toews out with the "upper body" injury, and Red Wing stud center Pavel Datsyuk had his knee scoped.
Corey Crawford looked really solid in goal, and young Jimmy Hayes scored the winner, his 5th goal of the season.
That's 4 in a row, the last two coming against the Blues and Red Wings.
That's prettty cool.
Lastly, if you want to torture yourself...
Chris Jaffe over at The Hardball Times notes that it's been 10,000 days since the Garvey Game.
Yeah, that one.