I can't really remember feeling like this ever as a Cub Fan.
Theo and Jed just said, "Hey all you guys with the bewildered expressions wearing Cubs hats, why don't you sit up front with us... in the DRIVER'S SEAT!"
Because that's where we are.
Everywhere you look, there's stuff about the Cubs and not just stuff, but stuff about the Cubs being smart.
This quote from a Tom Verducci article at SI.com is my fav:“I expect he winds up with the Cardinals,” said a rival general manager. “I say that because he’s played there for a year, and when was the last time you heard about a guy playing there and wanting to leave? They tend to keep their guys. And I don’t know if the Cubs are in it to get him or in it to drive up the price on the Cardinals. The Cubs like to do that. It’s when you don’t hear that [Chicago president of baseball operations] Theo [Epstein] is in it that they usually wind up with the player.”
That makes me feel like my dad can beat up your dad, you know?
A little different than something like this (from here), "(Jim Hendry)..slipped away to drive 40 miles north for a stealth dinner in Los Angeles with Bradley and his agents, Sam Levinson and Keith Miller, and both sides came away smitten by the idea that Bradley would be a great fit in Wrigley Field."
Anyway, if they do sign Jason Heyward, who knows maybe it'll be the most awesome thing ever, he becomes an amazing center fielder til Almora comes up, then moves to right or something.
Of course, 200 million dollars and 10 years is plain and simple insanity, and so far it doesn't really feel like something the Cubs would do, at least now.
They do need the on base superiority of a veteran bat like Ben Zobrist.
But to pick up a young position player for insane money when the whole deal has been about growing Cub position players and buying pitching... it just feels wrong.
And you know I just love the Cubs' plan.
So I'm hoping that the quote from the Verducci article is correct, Theo and Jed are making John Mozeliak have to dip a little further into his Card Cash than expected.
Of course you know that now that I said that out loud, Heyward will be a Cub in about 5 minutes. (EDIT: TOLD YA!)