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Lilly, Theriot Dealt to Mannywood

Several media outlets (read "MLB beat reporters tweeting in their underwear) are reporting that Theriot/Lilly to the Dodgers for Blake DeWitt is a done deal. DeWitt is a 24-year old lefty infielder who made $410k in 2010 and has on OPS roughly 100 points higher than Theriot's.

But does he have that media "presence" Theriot was so proud of? Only time will tell. The good news is that we may be able to retire the "TOOTBLAN" stat for good.

This story is still breaking--there may be some prospects or possibly John Ely involved in this deal.

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JulieDiCaro said:

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Looks like Lilly, Theriot, & $2.5M to LA for DeWitt and two minor league arms. Not bad.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Per Jayson Stark, the prospects are Brett Walch & Kyle Smit.

JulieDiCaro said:

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It's Brett Wallach, and he's the son of former Expo Tim Wallach.

JulieDiCaro said:

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and here's the low-down on Wallach via @WrigleyBound:

Single-A SP, low 90s FB hard slider. Misses bats but control problems 92 Ks/43 BBs in 84.2 IP

JulieDiCaro said:

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via @WrigleyBound: Kyle Smit a 22-year old A+ righty reliever, having great season. 46 Ks/10 BBs in 50.2 Cal League innings.

JulieDiCaro said:

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@WisconsinRob: Theodore Roosevelt Lilly's last great act as a #Cubs hero: Taking The Riot with him

Dmband said:

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Yes! This is awesome!

secdelahc said:

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Sad to see Lilly go, but at least Theriot is finally gone!

JulieDiCaro said:

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Wow . . . The Theriot fanboys on Twitter are seriously enraged.

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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I keep thinking I'll wake up and this will all have been a dream.

berselius said:

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Now it's looking like Kerry Wood---------> Yankees. I hope he gets a ring. He's earned it

Dan said:

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Good night, sweet prince...

JulieDiCaro said:

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which one are you calling "Sweet Prince?" Ted or The Riot?

Dan said:

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Both. One ironically and one not.

DKT said:

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So sad to see Bulldog go... he was one of my favorite Cub pitchers, so long Ted.

Theriot won't be missed, although he did have his moments...

Proggy said:

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This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Theriot, it will soon see the end of the entire Cubs front office.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Oh you!

Nice of you to drop by.

Proggy said:

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A rare appearance I know, but man, this year's been brutal.

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