Man. Getting kinda antsy for some trading to happen as I watch this team of dead men walking (or striking out or whatever). I know. Patience, right? Yeah, we all have a little practice at that. Oh well, I get a little ranty, I make a cartoon. Can't wait to make some happy ones in the future.
Submitted by CubbyBlue on Sat, 06/09/2012 - 1:54pm
If today's games are rained-out, the only future common off-day shared by the Cubs and Giants prior to the conclusion of the MLB regular season is Thursday September 4th.
The Cubs have that day off in the middle of a six-game homestand, and the Giants are already on the road, playing at Colorado Wednesday afternoon 9/3 before beginning a series at Detroit Friday night 9/5.
Neither team would be playing more than 20-days in a row if the games are moved to 9/4, so the rescheduling would not require a waiver by the MLBPA.
I'm a firm believer in "first things first" and so I'm hoping Cubs first and second off-season priorities are a quality starting pitcher and then another quality starting pitcher. Get a couple of those first and another OF will be icing on the cake.
Wow, I wonder if the "injury" is what has been affecting Jackson's performance the past few months. Hopefully, he can rehab his "right lat strain" and work on his struggles in a few "rehab starts" before the end of the year.