I know many Cubs fans are disappointed Tony Campana was DFA.
He’s a likeable guy. A fan favorite with a good story.
A cancer survivor. A scrappy white guy who made the bigs.
Tony the person is easy to root for, the ballplayer, not so much.
World class speed and base stealing abilities are not enough.
Good for a 101-loss team, sure. But not where the Cubs are heading.
Cutting Campana is a sign the Cubs’ roster is improving.
There’s more overall talent and less opportunity for fringe players.
In the end, that’s all we really want as fans.
The most talented players who give the team its best chance to win.