Every now and then, I’d like to take some time to respond to some of the comments that I see. Don’t take it as a bad thing. It means I think what you say makes for good writing ideas.

Hand onto Kendall and give him a bit more time to adapt; The Cubs were playing a little bit of “musical catchers” after dealing Barrett, so he should be cut a little slack. If it doesn’t work out by July 31st, deal him ~ Ryno

I can understand your thinking on this one, especially with Geovany Soto being young and with career minor league numbers less than impressive. However, re-signing Kendall means roughly 8 – 10 million committed to him for more than one year. If he signs for that kind of money, he needs to start. Soto is the guy that should be starting next year, which means Kendall has to go. Let’s not forget that Henry Blanco is also signed for $2.8 million in 2008 and has a $3 million club option with a $0.3 million buyout in 2009. That being considered, it may not be wise to bring Kendall back.

Let Mark Cuban buy the club. I am from Texas and can tell you that the man is passionate about the Mavs more than any other owner in the NBA. He would be the same way with the Cubs. In fact, I think he would sell the Mavs if he bought the cubs. ~ Randall

This has me itching to write a whole post devoted to why I don’t want Cuban and who I do want. I’ll leave you hanging until later in the week.

All I ask is that they don’t go after A-Rod. We don’t need another playoff hack, especially one that is over paid. ~ Matt

In 10 postseason Series, here are A-Rod’s Numbers

.275 / .360 / .465 with 6 HR, 16 RBI, 20 Runs in 38 games

That translates to 26 HR, 68 RBI, 85 runs over a 162 game season. While I agree that he’s not the best playoff performer, to not want him on your team because of that is just foolish. Matt, did you forget that his 162 game averages are .306 / .389 / .578 with 44 HR, 128 RBI, 128 Runs. I’ll take that any day of the week.

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