Daily Archives: September 17, 2009

September 17, 2009

Making More Room for Jeff Samardzija

I had started writing a post about how the Reds’ sweep of the Astros only increases the mediocrity of the NLC, slightly pulling down those somewhat better than them to pull themselves slightly upward.

But damn, that’s grizzled. I’d like to think that we have seen enough grizzled by now and shot right by it into vague amusement at the ridiculousness of it all.

So, instead, I’ll share this quote from the Chicago Tribune, sent to me via Yardbarker:

“Despite the fact that Zambrano has a full no-trade clause, the Cubs plan on shopping him this off-season, sources said, believing he’ll waive the clause to go to the right team, as Jake Peavy eventually did when the Padres consummated a deal this summer with the White Sox.” – Chicago Tribune columnist Paul Sullivan

It’s a shame this couldn’t have happened last year; I would have liked to have seen him on the Brewers with Prince Fielder and C.C. Sabathia.

The contracts would have put a strain on the team, but that would have been nothing compared to their uniform-fabric bill. They could have each donated a jersey to a local Cub Scout troop to use as tents for camping. They could have stitched them all together to sail the Alinghi in the America’s Cup. They could have brought back the Super Bowl Shuffle.