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July 16, 2021

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Bud

We've reached the point where the biggest consideration for teams (and we fans) is which players are in their "walk year", which teams may want to "rent them" for 3 mos., and how many borderline prospects (future trade fodder) we can get in exchange. What ever happened to developing talent and keeping it?

I guess I'm an old fogie... but this isn't the baseball that I grew up with. Right now, I couldn't name 10 guys I can expect to be playing for the Cubs next year.

They just figure we'll keep watching, buying tickets and loving our team....whoever they may be.

My give-a-shit-o-meter is running pretty close to zero right now!

Tim@Cubby Blue


Hi Bud,
Yeah, I know.
Its the crap you gotta put up with that hopefully pays off with another WS.
But the angst, Bud.
Tha angst.

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