Not that the actual players are guilty of anything, but the debacle with Ryan Dempster and now Carlos Marmol and potential trades going wonky with Twitter in the middle there somewhere has me a little scared.
So when I read a story about the Cubs wanting to sign Jeff Samardzija long term, I've naturally gone a little skittish until it happens.
Because it's the Cubs.
Here's Jed Hoyer's quote from a Wittenmyer story a couple days ago:
I’m not going to comment on it, but [Samardzija has] had a great year, and certainly he’s a guy we hope is in a Cubs uniform for a long time,’’ general manager Jed Hoyer said during the general managers meetings.
What can go wrong when offering Samardzija a long-term deal you ask?
They opened the season against Arizona State and lost about a hundred to nothin', but haven't lost a game since.
I think it's their longest winning streak ever.
They play their games in what was the world's largest wooden domed structure, the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.