The “ABCs” of Fixing the Chicago Cubs: Start With the “A’s”

September 7, 2009 by  

It's easy as a fan to criticize the general manager from your favorite team.  But the truth is I often don't think about dollars for dollars.  It's easy to say that I would love the Cubs to trade away Alfonso Soriano or Carlos Zambrano to the Giants for prospects.  This would free up $17-18 million each of the next few seasons.  But I remind everyone, including myself, that baseball, whether we like it or not, is a business.

A more feasible approach might be to do what the Oakland A's did and sign a soon to be free-agent like Matt Holliday.  This was genius on Billy Beane's part.  You either have a terrific slugger for the year who helps you compete, or if you are to underachieve, like the A's have, y...

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