You guys know this is a full-service blog, right?
Drag that flashy "thank you" gif off that full-service blog and onto your desktop.
Now it's an icon.
You can put it in a "thank you" email with the instructions to "drag the icon to your browser".
When whoever you sent it to does that, a blank web page will come up with just the gif on it, and it'll play just like it does here.
It's the gif that keeps on giving, not unlike our fearless Cubs' brass with the signing of all the relatively inexpensive pitching gambles and not-so gambles.
Do I expect some of these new guys to be Paul Maholms and scram for other teams around July?
But now, they'll go into '13 fielding a team that should be waaaaaay more watchable than the team we had to watch last August.
Jeff Samardzija, Matt Garza, Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, Carlos Villanueva, Scott Baker and Scott Feldman.
And don't forget about Kyugi Fukijawa.
They didn't break the bank, and while we may get tired of hearing "low cost/high upside" after awhile, it's way better than"Justin Germano" or "Koyie Hill".
They also signed Nate Shierholtz to sort of take over for Bryan LaHair and play some right field so David DeJesus can go play some center.
So, none of this makes you screech with excitement, but they're creating a team and keeping their eyes on the prize and that's exactly what we should be expecting.