* Brooks Raley
* Zac Rosscup
* Chris Rusin
* James Russell
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* George Kottaras
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
* Brett Jackson
* Nate Schierholtz
* Ryan Sweeney
i really need to learn to appreciate ryan roberts, liam hendricks, wesley wright, ryan sweeney, george kottaras, justin ruggiano, casper wells, jeudy valdez, eli whiteside, chris valaika, tsuyoshi wada, arron cunningham, and darnell mcdonald as shrewd moves with great impact upside rather than dare to joke/insist they're fringe players.
my lack of faith in these obviously game changing players is not only disappointing, it's akin to spitting in the face of God.
maybe if i just towed the popular line of being excited about "the plan" going into year 5 of having a last/near-last place club in a major market or being excited about who might be picked up in june in trade for a player signed 6 months earlier i could get more props.
those people seem to be reasonable and awesome no matter how many times they repeat it.
sorry these words stick in your cubdom. i'm sorry it's apt. look at this offseason...it's nothing but scraps and fringe. apt...totally apt.
well if there's an uncertain position for the next few years for the Cubs, it's the OF and you need to have a 25-man roster. I certainly wouldn't have necessarily minded a Cruz, Choo, Granderson or Ellsbury, I think they could have found room for them, but not at the prices or risk. Free agents contracts are tough to bench as we all know and I don't think any of those guys are sure things by any means for the life of their contracts.
breaking my nearly two year don't-waste-time-replying-to-crunch rule, you've become the most annoying one-note-void-of-context commenter on here, so congrats. Please go far away for awhile until you can actually contribute something amusing, worthwhile or demonstrates some understanding of the nuance of baseball operations.