but they get Blake DeWitt (no relation) . . .
Everyone knew that Lilly was likely to go, but how can they trade TheRiot? We’ll miss him and the Fontenot/Theriot Louisiana connection. Yes, I know that Starlin Castro is the latest hot young infielder . . . but the Theriot-DeWitt trade doesn’t seem to add much (except a great last name). The two infielders have pretty similar stats . . . .We’ll see how it all works out.
The Cubbies definitely need pitching help, so getting two new arms in the pitching part of the trade might at least shake things up out there.
Gonna miss Howry too, though I know he’s been struggling lately. He was a class act. Really hurts to send him away in order to make room for Zambrano to come back . . . what a waste of space on the roster that one is . . .
Enough for now . . . there will likely be more to comment on by the end of the day.