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Friday, September 30th, 2016

COREY SPEAKS

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Dave Van Dyck has this nugget in today’s Tribune about the brothers Patterson.

“The Cubs drafted the Patterson brothers—Corey and Eric—with high hopes of a bright future. They are both gone, Corey currently with the Reds and Eric to Oakland in the Harden deal.

“That’s just the way it is,” Corey Patterson said Wednesday night. “Hopefully, it’s good for him. I’ve had a good career so far. Done some good thing and done some bad things. But I’m really happy for him.

“I talked to him after the game [Tuesday]. I think he’ll get more of an opportunity now because here there was really no room [in Chicago].

“At some point somebody had to go. I think it works out best for the Cubs and my brother.”

I know I harp on Corey, but he keeps coming up with the fodder. Does he really think he’s had a good career? There’s definitely something to be said about playing in the league for almost a decade. But for someone with such talent, you’d think he would not be happy being a reserve outfielder. He’ll be 29 in August and he is hitting .191/.222/.340 on the season.

He’s definitely in the right place though. He’s got Dusty to back him.

  • Big D

    Say what you will about Corey, but he is taking the high road on this. It would have been easy for him to rip the Cub’s for trading his little bro, but he didn’t do that. Also, give him credit, he has been able to stick in the bigs with limited production. Maybe he’s not as talented as we thought.

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