Lefty James Russell's arm should be happy about this.
The Cubs got Wesley Wright after the Rays non-tendered him and signed him a year for $1.4 mil.
Baseball Prospectus (pretty sure you need a subscription like I have since I'm such a serious baseball guy) says he's a lefty specialist who should "outperform his salary and could be a midseason trade candidate."
All of this is good news, even though you may have never noticed Wright before.
James Russell, even though he always says he always wants the ball all the time, he needs a lefty partner in the pen so A) he's not used every freaking game and B) the manager has a choice in case a lefty is called for but possibly Russell has a bad past vs. that particular bat.
And while the "midseason trade candidate" has become maybe too familiar a term with us guys, it's still a good thing.
You know I'm all in with the Cubs Way as long as I can vent once in awhile.
And just when I thought I was getting close to another explosion, Theo sat with a buncha guys and answered some questions on CSN.
I don't know where part two went, but you can't listen to Theo Epstein and not believe.
If he wants to keep acquiring talent that he can unload for something better during the season, I believe that's all good.
I read somewhere that the Blue Line needs to be fixed and it's gonna take 4 years and cost half a billion dollars.
That's really gonna be painful.
But it needs to be done.
With the Cubs, if you're really and truly a fan of the team, you'll realize we're actually going to be the lucky ones.
I just read that last line and maybe I should um, go have a cup of coffee or walk around the block.
But I really do think that.
Or I'd quit.
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