ABOUT LAST NIGHT – The Cubs lost again, but this one was pretty much expected since it was against the Pirates, but what wasn’t expected was a complete game by Francisco Liriano. The positive from the game was that no one got injured so everyone is still tradable. Scratch that, Dioner Navarro banged up his hand late in the game, but appeared to be OK. At this point, isn’t news like that the story of the next few weeks. After the debacles last year with the failed Ryan Dempster trades and the late injury to Matt Garza that basically whittled down the value of each, don’t we basically have to wrap these guys in bubble wrap, accept some losses and hope for happy returns? Garza is slated to start next against the White Sox on Monday so be on the lookout this weekend for a deal to happen. If not, hold your breath and hope for a good clean outing on Monday and we’ll repeat the process.
NEWS & NOTES
- David DeJesus has begun hitting off of a tee. Soon he should graduate to coach pitch and eventually be under the direction of Cap’n Obvious and his little leaguers in Cali. We’re all so proud.
- Buster Olney tweeted last night that the Cubs had made some progress in their trade talks for Garza, but wouldn’t really elaborate any further. He did mention the Dodgers, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Indians, Rangers and Orioles as potential suitors.