I was talking with my good friend Rob last night about the site and he mentioned that when we talked about the Bears awhile back, it gave him a way to vent his frustration over the Super Bowl loss.



Buried in yesterday’s win was the fact that Felix Pie went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. He’s hitting .500 on the young spring and will likely start his season in Iowa with the understanding that a job in RF could be waiting for him within the first two months of the season. When I spoke to him two years ago, he felt he was ready then. Obviously a lot has probably changed since then. It’s my hope that the Cubs continue to be patient with him and let him develop at a reasonable rate.

CubsHub.com has a interview with prospect Rocky Cherry, who is thought of pretty highly by Baseball America. It’s worth the read and can be found here.


>Man, it’s hard to really think about the fact that the Bears were in the Super Bowl last year. How great is that?

Overall, I am no where near as knowledgeable about the NFL as I am about baseball. Baseball has always been my passion since I was a little kid. But I am a big Bears fan and I keep up with what is going on in the NFL. Last night, as Rob and I were ending our conversation, word came over the wire that the Bears had dealt Thomas Jones to the Jets for a 2nd round draft pick. As soon as he told me they were receiving a draft pick, I knew for sure that it was 2nd round or lower. It’s weird to see how much different football is from baseball. Guys just aren’t “worth” as much in the NFL. They have a shorter shelf life and, especially running backs, are easy to replace in the draft, unless you’re the Bears.

With that being said, I want to pose some questions for discussion to you. Please don’t let this turn into a Rex vs. Orton thread again. That’s just sad. Here is what i’d like to get your input on.

1. Do you think the Bears should have dealt Thomas Jones? Why or Why Not?
2. What should be done with the Lance Briggs situation?
3. If you had to choose one position going into the draft that we most needed to focus on, what would it be?

Have at it.

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