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Monday Headlines: Anything Happening?




To answer the question I posed in the post title, no, nothing is happening. But the Trib did post that fantastic picture of hunky prospect Brett Jackson. They also posted an interview, which is less exciting than his photo. First, we'll see what Brett had to say about his excitement to play for a crappy Cubs team.

"You have to think that way and have that confidence as a player," said Jackson, who was 3-for-12 with five RBIs for Mesa before an infection in his foot halted his AFL season. "It's exciting to be in the Cubs organization for all of us, seeing the type of moves that have happened in the past year and seeing many of our friends reach the big leagues.

"That makes us excited about the future and what the Cubs have to offer. ... I look forward to being a part of that.

"But right now, I'm working to be ready for that next step, and certainly guys like Castro and Colvin are great role models for us all."

I eagerly await the chance to see Brett playing center field for years to come.


In other news, Bruce Miles took a break from his vacation to post his HOF ballot and justify each of his choices. I won't post the justifications, but I'll show his list and you can go read the rest if you'd like.

As I did last year, I voted for nine players this year:

Roberto Alomar
Jeff Bagwell
Bert Blyleven
Barry Larkin
Edgar Martinez
Jack Morris
Tim Raines
Lee Smith
Alan Trammell


It's official, we won't have to worry about Brandon Webb's arm falling off on the Wrigley Field mound next summer.

8:45pm: As expected, it's an incentive-laden deal according to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic.

3:06pm: The Rangers and Brandon Webb have reached an agreement, pending a physical, according to FanHouse's Ed Price. ESPN's Jayson Stark adds, via Twitter, that the deal is for one year.



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Doc said:

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Still waiting for numbers from the Webb contract...I'm starting to think more and more that it is closer to the A's deal with Ben Sheets which would have pushed the price up to close to $10 million.

Not upset at all if that was indeed the case.

sloan peterson said:

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I wonder if the Rangers have any clauses that allow them to recoup their $$ if Webb's arm acts up......

gravedigger said:

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Wow, I'll take Brett Jackson on my time anyday.

Teebob2000 said:

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So smitten he can't even type...

sloan peterson said:

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Brett Jackson is Gravedigger's "Mystery Date"...

gravedigger said:

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For serious.

Doc said:

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WTF!

The base contract for Webb...$3 million

I sure hope the Cubs were left behind because they had doubts about his health...because if they weren't willing to pony up $3 million for Webb then there is a serious problem here.

gravedigger said:

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Well, this IS the Chicago Cubs you're talking about.

Doc said:

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The other side of this is the possibility that Webb didn't want to join the Cubs who probably won't be very good next year with an unproven pitching coach and manager on top of poor player rehab facilities. I guess I wouldn't blame him.

flyball said:

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its the Projected Crappy Record Surcharge and Don't Know Him Tax that the Cubs coldn't afford to pay

Doc said:

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Stupid Democrats.

sloan peterson said:

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It's actually the "Party of No"s" fault...:)

Doc said:

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Isn't that just a name given to the party that currently isn't in power?

Besides...the Republicans wouldn't have taxed a rich guy like Brandon Webb.

sloan peterson said:

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In that case, we would have left Iraq before Obama. The Dems rather than saying "No!" were more like "This isn't such a good idea."..

JulieDiCaro said:

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Hubba hubba!

FYI, I'm 92% sure this guy behind me on the train is going to kill me when I get off.

sloan peterson said:

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What did you do to him?

Doc said:

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Not if you kill him first.

sloan peterson said:

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The best defense being a good offense and all that...

Doc said:

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It's been 20 minutes since Julie has tweeted anything...I think she might be dead.

sloan peterson said:

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Cue scary music...

Doc said:

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She did tweet that she was still alive...but it might not have been her...it might have been her killer after he stole her cellphone.

keywestcubfan said:

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Cut it out. You guys are making me homesick...

sloan peterson said:

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Or someone assuming her identity,while Julie is tied up and being held in a warehouse somewhere in Illinois...

FrankS said:

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There was an incident of a fellow locking up his ex-wife in a garbage can in a self-storage unit. Fortunately, she was able to survive. http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Teris-Survival-Story/print/1 Not a funny story.

Teebob2000 said:

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Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas, everyone!

gidard said:

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hold on julie! I'm changing into my superhero's outfit right now.

Doc said:

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It's almost noon and no headlines today...of course, the reality is, there aren't much of any headlines anyway.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Seriously, I have nothing today, guys. NOTHING happening out there.

Doc said:

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everyone can go over to my site and see my crappy photoshop of Tom Ricketts as Elmer Fudd.

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