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Saturday, September 24th, 2016

CUBS MAKE A TRADE

11

The Chicago Cubs have acquired Omar Infante from the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Jacque Jones and cash.

He must be the missing piece.

UPDATE: Infante has played almost 500 MLB games and sports career averages of .253/.298/.386. Jim Hendry loves him some weak-hitting, impatient middle infielders! No word on whether Dusty Baker was cursing out Wayne Krivsky for letting such a player go to a division rival. The Neifi signing looms large.

The Cubs do save about $4 million in 2008 payroll on this deal. And we all know what that means–makin’ room for A-Rod!

  • http://thewaywardbus.wordpress.com Mike O’Donnell

    Thank GOODNESS you agree.

    I was holding my breath for this one.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Hey, the hard part is done. We got Omar. The rest is gravy.

  • http://themostbrian.wordpress.com Pirate’s Fan

    Now that we know what you guys like..

    How about you give us Aramis Ramirez back in exchange for Cesar Izturis?

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Um, no

  • http://themostbrian.wordpress.com Pirate’s Fan

    Haha.. Kidding, of course.

  • http://themostbrian.wordpress.com Pirate’s Fan

    Thanks for the comment, Zoner.

    I’m always glad to find a passionate sports blog that follows its teams through hell & high water.

    You guys have sure had your share of both.. Hey, at least we’re both in the terrible Central Division, eh?

    ..better than the AL East.

  • http://thewaywardbus.wordpress.com Mike O’Donnell

    Actually, fan of those famed Buccaneers, if we were in the AL East we would have reason to suck, come hell or high water.

    It’s just not even funny anymore.

  • http://themostbrian.wordpress.com Pirate’s Fan

    True, Mr. O.. True.

    I guess neither of us have a good excuse to be terrible.

  • dhaab
  • PV

    I know that Jones prolly wanted out, and once they almost dumped him to FLA, he pretty much had to go…but all that aside, this is not a good trade, right? I mean, where would the Cubs have been without Jones the 2nd half. And then there’s this from Hendry:

    We’ve got to get to work. We’d like to add some more speed, we’d obviously like to add some left-handed hitting in the outfield…

    Um, so, what he’s saying is, he needs someone kinda like Jacque Jones. Yes, hopefully someone better – and by no means am I tryiing to pump up Jones, as his tenure here was mostly awful – but just pointing out this only made a hole bigger, and got back an even worse player at what I don’t see as a position of any need at all. If you’re gonna dump him, but why not for something of even any potential value?

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Oh come on PV, you know the addition of Infante will propel Theriot to hit .350 this year out of fear of losing his job.

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