With each deal the Cubs got several prospects in return. And with each deal, the big league team losses what little pitching they have and the season is over. I'm getting tired of it.
The Cubs have been playing pretty decent ball lately with the starting pitching being a big reason. I was actually starting to feel a little optimistic. But now the top and bottom of the rotation are gone and the replacements aren't very good. The optimism has been sucked away.
The Cubs system is loaded with prospects, top prospects, but most are position players. Where is the pitching? Is the plan to win games by 9-8 scores?
The worst part of the Samardzija trade? After seven years of practice, I can now type his name without even thinking. All that practice is now down the drain. I wish any Oakland bloggers good luck as they learn to type out S-A-M-A-R-D-Z-I-J-A.
Spellcheck was not in my player collection, but I did end up with 62 of his cards. There will probably be a couple more in sets already in production but not yet released. For now, here is my farewell tile with the 62 cards.