The Cubs are officially out of the Jake Peavy trade competition.
And believe me, Jason Marquis is SO relieved.
But maybe he shouldn't be...
Lou said all the right stuff to quash the rumor in Cubs.com yesterday, saying he's happy with the starters.
But then he did the classic, "HEY, LOOK OVER THERE!" distraction thing when out of nowhere he brought up outfielder Raul Ibanez: "Raul can hit, there's no question," Piniella told the newspaper. "He's a professional bat, and he's that type of hitter that we're alluding to. ... And he's a great guy, no question. I like the guy. He's a professional hitter; he plays hard; he's a good player."
Okay, so we're back to looking for a lefty bat, right?
Go read Barry Rozner in this morning's Daily Herald where he says, "In fact, the Cubs have become the leaders in the Peavy chase, mostly because Chicago is his first choice, and the Cubs might be the Padres' only option, according to sources close to the situation."
A rotation with Big Z, Harden, Dempster, Terrible Ted and Jake Peavy?
That kinda boggles the mind, plus it's way more fun talking about than Raul Whatshisname.
Really, what else you got to talk about?
Your aunt's stuffing?