Well, SOMEbody had to go, right?
Randy Wells will pack his bags and head to Des Moines to begin the season.
Still, his is one of those stories you just can't really believe - backup catcher in the minors, moved to pitcher and suddenly in the Bigs.
I wonder how many guys have changed from whatever position to pitcher and then made it to the Bigs?
Anyway, the Trib says he never lived up to the promise he showed when he first came up, and the Cubs want to keep him stretched out rather than put him in the pen.
What did we learn allllllll over again so early in the season of 2011?
So sure, he'll be at Principal Park (Sec Taylor Stadium).
And he'll have a 5 hour and 41 minute drive to Wrigley Field when that need arises.
He really is in purgatory, that guy.
Somewhere betweeen Iowa, Chicago, and 29 other cities which he could easily go to.
The other guy that got sent down is Travis Wood, who's all Theo-controlled.
He's not goin' anywhere without the word "Cubs" behind it.
Who else didn't make it?
The Cubs are flush with talent behind the plate, so Welington Castillo (who you'd think probably could start for some teams) goes down while Steve Clevinger and his lefty bat will stay to back up and put pressure on Geovany Soto.
Pretty interesting day.
Jeff Samardzija is the number 3, Joe Mather is on the bench, and Tony Campana?
Hangin' by a fingernail.
Speaking of which, I wonder if Jamie Moyer's incredible story will continue in Colorado?
Lastly, go here.
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