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Monday, January 31, 2005

And this year's ultimate dumping goes to...

Jim Hendry, General Manager for the Chicago Cubs. Despite most people (including me) thinking it wouldn't happen, Jimmy finally got rid of SamME Sosa. I honestly don't know what Peter Angelos of Baltimore is thinking, but I also don't care.

Needless to say, Sammy had to go. There was just no way that he was going to be able to co-exist with that clubhouse. Everyone was totally sick of the guy. He was like the tough guy at the party: while he is there, everyone is slightly uptight, and afraid of saying something dumb in fear of being made fun of and/or him starting something. However, when Tough Guy leaves, the party relaxes and good times ensue. I think that is what is going to happen with the Cubs. The clubhouse just relaxed exponentially. And seeing this is Dusty Baker's managerial style, it should only help.

Now, that being said, there is definately some production missing from last year. In particular, there are about 70 home runs and 190-200 RBI's missing now that Sammy and Alou are gone. Where is that going to come from? According to WGN radio in Chicago this weekend, there is a workout planned for Magglio Ordonez this week sometime, so we'll see where that goes. There are also rumors about a pending trade for Aubrey Huff, which would just make happier than a...whatever, it would make me happy.

On the flipside, it is a bit scary hearing the continued rumors of signing Jeromy Burnitz, and still thinking about trading for Cliff Floyd. However, I think Hendry is way, way better than that. He'll come through.

All I know is, regardless what the price, the Cubs will be a better team without the cork, diminishing body/skills, and Whitney Houston blaring before games. I mean, I would play like garbage if all I had before games was Whitney Houston.

Comments:
Cubs fans make me puke, are you at all grateful for what he has done for the organization. He was all you had for 6 plus years. Did you go running when he was caught with cork, no you embraced him. How about his ever growing head...no you loved his production. You laughed at his horrible fielding. Who do you think is more discussed with the Cubs choke last year, you or Sammy Sosa. I have decided to become Sammy Sosa Superfan. . .do you have any bobble heads I could buy.
 
Hey Cubs, sign me. Forget about that Burnitz D-Bag. I'm the original Coors Field "Big Hitter." That Burnitz guy is just a wannabe. Or you could sign both of us, Wrigley is a hitter's park too...what a great idea. I'll call Preston Wilson & Jay Payton, that would be great! Former Rockies rule!!!

Vinny
 
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