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September 2009



Sherm Made Paul Sullivan's Mailbag

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This reminded me of Sherm, so it must be him.

Q. Like I said earlier this year: What is Hendry thinking about when signing Bradley? He paid this nut what? Neither can field for beans, but Adam Dunn has 34 homers and Bradley has given us at least 34 headaches! Could be the worst signing in Cubs history? Milan, Lilly Lake, Wis.

Answer: Hey, it’s only $30 million, or $10 million more than Dunn got for two-years, and  $25 more than Bobby Abreu got for one-year. Considering the number of available free agent outfielders who wanted to play for the Cubs, including Raul Ibanez, not to mention the option of keeping Mark DeRosa and sticking him in right field full-time, it will assuredly likely go down as one of the worst signings in Cubs history. But he still has two years to redeem himself, if the Cubs can’t trade him without eating most of the rest of his contract. – (source)

  • it will assuredly likely go down as one of the worst signings in Cubs history.

    Oh my… Paul Sullivan is an idiot.

  • And did a professional writer really write “assuredly likely?”

  • MJ

    I read that article earlier today. I wanted to gouge my eyes out. Sullivan is one of the many horrible writers at the Trib.

  • sherm

    First off, Paul Sullivan couldn’t hold my “mailbag”, but thanks for thinking of me. It’s flattering. Sort of.

    Dunn instead of Bradley? Good idea. Wish I’d thought of it.


  • Seymour Butts

    I only hit the Tribune and Sun-Times websites late in the day if I’ve run out of useful sites to visit. The Writing is fairly uniformly rotten. I can’t understand why these hacks get into the ballpark for free. I did see that mailbag crap, but only because apathy has slowed down traffic here on the view. I knew it wasn’t Sherm as he has too much dignity to acknowledge Sullivan, but thought about his A Dunn man-crush all the same.
    I’ll bet Sullivan drives a Cadillac.

  • MJ

    I’ll bet Sullivan drives a Cadillac.

    He certainly doesn’t drive a Smart Car. 😆

    I lost all respect, or what little I had, of Sullivan when he complained in writing, that bloggers got the one up on a trade before the beat writers did. Rule number one: Don’t alienate your readers.

  • Terrelle Pryor 2

    I wish we had Adam Dunn instead of Milton Bradley. Dunn is a fucking beast. He hit 40 home runs once with a broken hand and he is the only player to ever hit a HR that landed in another state.