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Hey there, New Guy again, Rice and I had a very baseball nerdy conversation on Christmas night and we’d like to share it with you on “back to work day.” Full transcript is here, I’m going to pull the good stuff and add my own thoughts.
do you think that if the Cubs had gotten Anibal Sanchez that they would’ve signed Edwin Jackson as well?
Mauricio Rubio Jr.
I think they would’ve checked the price tag and the declined serious pursuit
I think in order to appease the free agents they’re pretty much going to have to bump Travis Wood to the bullpen when Scott Baker is ready, at least until Baker is traded or sucks
signing both Sanchez and E-Jax would have made that more difficult to finagle
Mauricio Rubio Jr.
Yep. I might’ve liked it better tho. And I think Garza starts the year in another uni
Shortly after ST
would he even get fair value in return?
I get the idea, you trade him before Opening Day to allow the next team to get the option of the qual...
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It’s Christmas! Merry holidays to all and good will to Cubs fans everywhere. Our favorite team has certainly been busy, and for the transactions that have transpired before the holiday, please check out our previous blogs and also feel free to use the internet:
I love this gif.
As we finish our last-minute shopping, wrap the final presents to be placed under the tree and attend...