Smelling Like Lillies

December 07, 2006 | Comments (0) | by Chaim Witz

The Cubs continued their drunken spending spree, agreeing to terms with Ted 'Fuck You, I'm Not Smilin' Lilly on a four year deal worth a reported $40 million.

I've always had an affinity for Mr. Lilly, since 2003 when I drafted him late in my fantasy baseball league as one of my coveted 'sleeper picks'. Hopefully Ted can do more for the Cubs than he did for my fantasy team that year.

Like most of the free agent pitchers out there commanding big bucks, Ted has proved maddeningly inconsistent. In other words, he should fit right in on the North Side. None-the-less it surely beats trotting out Jae Kuk Ryu and Glendon Rusch to throw extended batting practice. Hopefully Lilly's "I don't give a shit" demeanor doesn't clash with Piniella's "Oh yeah, well I DO give a shit" demeanor. This could be the oddest pairing since Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan shared a roof in the quasi-homosexual 'My Two Dads'.