Aaron Rowand

Cocktail Napkin Trading

My how the sports writers love to speculate. They don't start a rumor mind you, they get a few out of context quotes to make it seem like it's from a real "the trade's just about ready to be completed" source. We all know Captain Wrongway Phil Rogers loves to do this stuff in his Sunday 'mlb whispers' column. The newest wanna-be GM rumor comes from Paul Sullivan, the Cubs beat specialist from the currently bankrupt (can I count the ways) Chicago Tribune.

Pseudo GM, 'Paul Sully-My-Reputation' pulls out the two martini cocktail napkin and draws up trade possibilities for Milton Bradley this offseason. On a bigger picture level he categorizes two "how to unload Bradley scenerios". Then he paints a classic bad contract for bad contract, real dollar salary swap with the Giants that oddly makes some sense (accent on odd).

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  • Rob Richardson 55 min 30 sec ago view
  • Can't teach height and thinness

    jacos 2 hours 50 min ago view
  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 12 hours 21 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 12 hours 28 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 12 hours 44 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 12 hours 46 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 13 hours 33 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 14 hours 11 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 15 hours 15 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 15 hours 18 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 15 hours 32 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 15 hours 49 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 15 hours 50 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 15 hours 50 min ago view
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 15 hours 51 min ago view
  • Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Even though Hammel is missing start, don't assume he'll not be on #Cubs postseason roster. Maddon says elbow problem isn't that bad

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon on #Cubs postseason rotation: "I don't want to announce anything. We haven't talked to anybody yet"

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon hopes Soler can take BP in Cincy, play in sim game Tue. "All of that should give us some kind of indication of where he's at"

    crunch 16 hours 8 min ago view