I think you're all aware of this Cubs Power Ranger team, right?
A squad of Crucial Core Cubs that will be signed as youngsters for long term deals, and be the Superheroes who win the World Series in 2015.
Okay maybe 2016.
The other Cubs are of course just the regular Cubs, doing their time in Chicago and waiting to see if they'll be one of the Chosen Ones.
The first Cub Power Ranger to sign was Starlin Castro. $60 mil, 8 years.
Then it was Cuban defector Jorge Soler. $30 mil, 9 years.
Didn't really look like much of a Power Ranger team yet.
But yesterday Anthony Rizzo signed a $41 mil, 7 year contract, becoming Cub Power Ranger #3.
Haven't seen much of Soler since spring (except for the little dustup), but clearly he, Castro and Rizzo have the kinds of superpowers Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are looking for.
Will Jeff Samardzija be next?
Javier Baez or Albert Almora?
Don't really know.
It'll be interesting to see what happens to the current team in July.
For all the last place stuff going on right now, the front office guys do seem pretty smart.
(Well there's Ed Jackson kind of struggling, but...)
These guys are contributing in a way that might garner interest from other teams in the hunt come trading time.
Travis Wood is freaking me out.
What switch got flipped?
The Colorado Rockies went cold vs. the Cardinals, but before that they were kind of on fire.
Wood shut 'em all down and the Cub bats went cray-zee with 14 hits and 9 runs to win 9-1.
Does Travis Wood have what it takes to be a Cub Power Ranger?
And if Rizzo is the first base Power Ranger, where does that leave Dan Vogelbach?
Well it's sure been an enjoyable stretch lately with our favorite team.
Lets see what happens tonight vs the Rockies again.
And btw, it just turned summer.
Might be a good night to go scalp one...