Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/9/11

So, it has been a very quiet week in baseball and for the Cubs. There really is not a lot going on. I am really not sure what to talk about.

However, I will do my best to stop ending most sentences in prepositions.

So, there are a lot differing opinions on the week that was in Dallas, and there will most definitely be a lot to discuss in the coming weeks.

There are going to be a lot of transactions that will be received differently by folks. So, it’s Friday, and it has been a little while, so let’s start rambling!

• My guess is that David DeJesus will be a pleasant surprise in right field. Not an All-Star or anything, but he will produce above expectations.

• Not one of us knows how the Ian Stewart trade will be remembered. So, we can offer our thoughts, but none of us are experts. Well, in reality, none of us are experts.

• Destroy me if you will, but I like the trade to acquire Stewart.

• Also, if Colvin will succeed anywhere, it will be in the thin air. I can see Rob Deer type numbers for him.

• I want everyone to know this is not easy for me to say, but I have to announce that it is over with Heidi DeRosa. Our time together was great, but it ran its course.

• However, it is with great joy that I can say I have moved on with Kim DeJesus.

• Yea, being a professional baseball player would really suck, huh?

• Offer Prince the Ryan Howard contract and see what happens. I like that idea.

• We all know 27-32 is the age of a baseball player’s prime. Seems like a good idea.

• Theo, Jed and Jason all know much more than I do. I will trust them that Flaherty and Gonzalez were expendable.

• I have seen comments on this site and many others comparing Theo to Hendry based on letting go of the two players mentioned above, but then again, didn’t Hendry draft these guys?

• So by getting rid of them, wouldn’t it be “anti-Hendry?” Or am I wrong about that?

• Again, my thoughts. Please feel free to bash me and disagree if you feel that way. I am a big boy. I can take it.

• It is great to have a site like this that allows all thoughts and opinions and we can respect one another.

So, my final thought is a bit too long for a bullet. So, here go.

As the old adage goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

Two years ago, Tom Ricketts and his family bought the Cubs. Over the course of those two years, many fans were extremely vocal about his lack of action. Many thought things would be different on day one. Change just doesn’t happen that way. He spent time learning every possible thing about this organization.

After two years of research, Tom Ricketts has built arguably the best front office in baseball. The jeers turned to cheers in a few short days. All of a sudden, people loved Tom and his family for his shrewd moves.

The naysayers were proven wrong about Ricketts’ intentions and abilities. There are no two ways about it.

I think this is a great story to keep in mind while watching Theo, Jed and company build the baseball team. In two years, let’s hope the naysayers are proven wrong once again.

I cannot wait to read everyone’s thoughts and opinions.

And until next time …

Stay Classy Cubs Fans!!

Brian McCabe
@BrianMcCabeOG

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