This Hot Stove has been quiet.
So Gordon Whittenmyer reported that the Cubs management spoke with Scott Boras for OVER 3 HOURS during the winter meetings. And they said hey man, before you have Harper sign with some other team, give us a call so we can create payroll space.
Wow that's crazy, isn't it?
I bet no other team said anything like it, and I also bet that if Mr. Boras called tomorrow and said Harper's going to another team, the Cubs would um.. well you know... create.. payroll space in ummm.. hey wait.
Scott, how much time can the Cubs have to do that?
But that's what this time of year is all about, wacky rumors.
The other day the Cardinals signed Andrew Miller, the formerly unhittable lefty stud Cleveland reliever.
While the Cubs signed some guy from Oakland.
When I heard about the Miller trade... just the way everyone's talking about the Cubs lately, I figured if the Cubs had signed Miller, everyone would be saying what a dumb signing.
"Miller's just another Morrow who's gonna blow out an arm next year."
But since the Cardinals signed him... OH MY GOD the Cubs have to do something!!!
I don't disagree that the Cubs have to do something.
For the bullpen.
And I promise they will.
Will they sign Bryce Harper?
It's crazy time in the Hot Stove, and that's all I know.
Oh wait, it's also time to say Happy Holidays to you all.
And to thank you for stopping by.