Maybe you recognize the layout and headline of one of the most famous print ads of all time.
I couldn't resist aping it for Matt Sczcur.
It appears to be between Matt and Tommy LaStella for that last spot on the roster, and Sczcur is out of options.
That makes him less attractive as an asset, but still, I just love the stuff he's made of as a player.
LaStella is a lefty bat, Sczcur a righty - that works against Sczcur as well.
LaStella had the big brain fart last year when he didn't report to the minors, but that doesn't necessarily make him a horrible guy.
Just a guy who might brain fart again.
Anyway, just another tough decision that has to be made by the Cub Front Office.
And honestly, if Sczcur goes to another team he may get a chance to start, right?
So that would be good for him.
And we all just have to get used to losing guys we become attached to as the Cubs evolve.
A harsh reality, but look at the Blackhawks.
That's how you keep in contention for championships.
And any more, that's Cub.
PS: you can tell from the ad that I'm not a copywriter, right? I just had to quickly make the columns fit so... sorry if that's not eloquent enough. And hopefully the Ad Gods can look upon this post as flattery rather than blasphemy.
EDIT/UPDATE from Jesse Rogers:
Well, I guess the decision has been put off.
There's no way the Cubs would have just let Sczcur go - they have to get something back in trade.