It's that time of year when people spout off ridiculous rumors.
Here's my favorite one on acid: Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward to the Phils for Jay Bruce and Jean Segura from Joel Sherman at MLB Network.
Are you mad?
One thing, I'm pretty sure the Cubs won't re-sign Nicholas Castellanos, despite this awesome painting I did of him:
I mean, you never know, but Jason Heyward's not going anywhere with that contract and would best be put back in right field as a Gold-Glover, left fielder Kyle Schwarber may have turned the corner to super scary awesome in the 2nd half of '19, and Castellanos can't play center and ought to be signing a big, lengthy contract with Mr. Boras at the controls.
Yesterday the White Sox signed a new catcher, free agent Yasmani Grandal, to a 4-year contract worth $73 mil.
The Sox are ecstatic, it's their biggest contract of all time - we were too when the Cubs signed Alfonso Soriano.
Now the Brewers are going to have to fill that hole at catcher, and the Sox aren't done.
For us in the meantime, we get to read... now that Grandal is off the menu and just timing, Willson Contreras' trade value skyrocketed.
I'm not saying this is absolutely going to happen, but the White Sox are obviously a team on the rise while the Cubs are kind of... not exactly limbo but we all know change is coming.
So at least you and I are in limbo as we wait for whatever's going to happen, while the Sox...
Next summer, the '20 Sox might be the '15 Cubs.
I vividly remember going to the Gale Street Inn for ribs one night when the Cubs were sucking and the Sox were doing well, I walked to the bar while waiting for a table and the Cubs were on the tv there.
I was the only one paying attention.
Suddenly a group of Sox fans came in and said, "Hey change it to the Sox. NOBODY wants to watch the Cubs, man!"
And the channel changed.
Those guys were right - people turned to watch the Sox.
Not saying the Cubs won't be awesome, but I'm preparing myself to at least share the tvs in the bars around my hood.
Lastly and completely unrelated, next year is going to be 2020. Twentytwenty. Two oh two oh. I imagine we'll see tons of things based on just the words...