Season’s Over, Cub Fans

August 14, 2009 by  

Sorry Cub fans, but the season is over.

Actually, it was over the instant the St. Louis Cardinals traded for Matt Holliday and made the Cubs second-class citizens in the NL Central.

Or maybe it was earlier than that.

The Cubs were doomed when they traded Mark DeRosa (21 HR and 63 RBI this season), signed Milton Bradley (.263, 8 HR, 30 RBI) for 3 years $30 million instead of OFs Adam Dunn, Bobby Abreu, or Raul Ibanez (if you are unfamiliar, look their numbers up), and traded NL All Star Jason Marquis for literally nothing. 

DeRosa was replaced with light hitting Aaron Miles (.191, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 54 games) and Marquis with nobody in particular. Management counted on the "depth" of their ro...

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