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Revenge is a Dish Best Served in Formaldehyde

I can see the Simpsons animating this one (with a guest appearance from heaven by Ricardo Montalbán).

byline, Nick Cough-fart-doo and Kent Brockman:

The Red Sox announced the completion of the Theo Epstein compensation package today.  The Cubs will receive as their PTBNL, the bone spur from Chris Carpenter's elbow in a jar of formaldehyde.

Would the Red Sox really refer one of their newest hurlers to (video link) Dr. Nick?

On a more serious note, it's not a good spring to be named Chris Carpenter. The Cardinals ace pitcher has a significant pinched nerve somewhere between his neck and pitching shoulder that has caused some weakness and discomfort. According to the St. Louis media his timetable to return to the Cardinals rotation isn't certain.

News broke out of Red Sox camp yesterday as fans were wondering why "the other Carp" had only thrown 2 innings all spring.  Former Cub, Chris Carpenter tweeted:

“Headed into surgery tomorrow with Dr Andrews to remove a bone spur in my elbow,’’  “Stayin positive and prepared to work harder than ever to come back as soon as I can this season.’’

I'm Spur-ed on to write just a little more, after the break...


Update: (Thursday noon, CST), per a Carrie Muskat tweet:

RedSox send 1B Jair Bogaerts to Cubs to complete compensation deal for Theo. Batted .288 in Dominican Summer League. He's 19.

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  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 6 hours 39 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 11 hours 57 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 11 hours 58 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 12 hours 9 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 12 hours 11 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 12 hours 11 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 12 hours 18 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 12 hours 32 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 13 hours 5 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 13 hours 9 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 13 hours 21 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 13 hours 40 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 14 hours 10 sec ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 14 hours 1 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 17 hours 1 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 17 hours 13 min ago view