It's screwball rumor time for our favorite team who appear to be hot in pursuit of Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva.
Mr. Jackson is 29 with the career 4.04 ERA since 2003, and if you go to his stats page on ESPN you'll see 7 different logos in front of his name.
A well travelled guy, Edwin.
Mr. Villanueva is 29 and comes by way of Milwuakee and Toronto and has a 4.26 ERA starting in '06.
(With the Cubs having signed Scott Baker and Scott Feldman along with the pursuit of 3 starting pitchers recently, there's some chatter that maybe Matt Garza isn't exactly on schedule.)
Olney says the Cubs have floated out 4 yrs for $52 mil (MLTR).
Not sure what the deal is for Villanueva.
What I do know is I have to clean the art room area, and there are kind of alot of sketchbooks down there from over the years.
There are 3 from 2003, and the watercolor below is from the middle book.
So I'm pretty sure it came on June 21 after the Sox and Mark Buerhle beat the Cubs and Matt Clement 7-6 at Wrigley (box score here).
I was doing stuff in the back yard when my daughter came out with a poem.
That part is absolutely true.
I did not, however, actually say, "So what?"
I just think that way.
Okay lets see what happens with the rumors today.