–The Cubs have struck out looking this offseason.
Jim Hendry has whiffed on signing the top-two available centerfielders. First Curtis Granderson and now Mike Cameron, who signed a two year deal with Boston Tuesday.
Very frustrating, obviously, with centerfield a priority and the Cubs standing pat in favor of guys like Coco Crisp, Marlon Byrd, Scott Podsednik and Rick Ankiel: none of which I’d like to see suiting up for the Cubs.
But seeing as how that’s all that’s left to choose from I’ll take them in the order listed above.
–Not in favor of the Cubs signing Joel Piniero, either. The guy thrived in St. Louis, like so many before him, under the tutelage of pitching guru Dave Duncan. Makes me skeptical Piniero can keep pace away from Duncan’s watchful eye.
–Glad to see Santo back in the booth for another three years. I’ll never confuse Santo for being a great broadcaster, but his emotions are real and relatable to Cubs fans, which I respect immensely.
Pat Hughes on the other hand, is HOF worthy and expected to sign an extension as well. Together, of course, they’re dynamite on the air and I feel fortunate to spend so many of hours of my summer with them!