Cowboy Up!

February 01, 2010 | Comments (2) | by Arcturus

The Cubs signed Kevin Millar. Jesus to Jesus and eight hands around. The slow crawl deathmarch to the 2010 season continues. The Cubs haven't even played a game yet and I'm starting to feel ready for 2011. I guess Millar will compete with Chad Tracy for a backup role. Either that or body bag filler for Ted Lilly. Millar hit .223 with 7 homers for the Blue Jays last year. Christ, I didn't even know he was still playing last year.

It wasn't so long ago that I actually believed, naively mind you, that Jim Hendry actually had a plan of sorts. The past two seasons I think Jimbo pasted printouts from Baseball Reference on his office walls, put a blindfold on, and had Randy Bush spin him around a few times before he flung darts at random. If the darts landed on players who were still alive, Hendry offered them contracts.

By that methodology, how the hell did Hendry miss out on Byung-Hyun Kim? Surely he offered more than the Giants did for the unreliable relief pitcher.


Unknown @ 3:27 PM, February 01, 2010

As a minor league deal, this is completely acceptable.

Jake the Terrible Cubs Fan @ 4:46 PM, February 01, 2010

Please never say Cowboy Up! again.