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Monday Headlines: Garza Trade Official

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The trade to end all trades became official on Saturday, and Matt Garza didn't think Jim Hendry would pull it off, either.

"I was kind of caught off guard," he said. "My name was out there with a numerous amount of teams, and I just kept training. My job was to get ready for the season, whether it be in Tampa or wherever. Now, I'm getting ready to show up in Mesa, Ariz., in tiptop shape and ready to go for the season."

Despite the whiff of desperation emanating from this trade, Jim Hendry wants you to know he's not going all in for 2011.

"This wasn't a trade -- and I heard a few things and I read a few-- that we're trying to win right now," Hendry said. "Matt is 27; he's going to be a Cub for a while. We look at this as a great trade for the present and the future."

And though they had to include Sam Fuld, we're getting a faster version of him back in Fernando Perez.

"He's one of the fastest guys in the game," Hendry said. "He's a flyer. He was well on his way to looking like his career was going to take off after the World Series run, and then he had the severe injury to his hand and wrist. He's much healthier now that he's only hitting right-handed."

I'm sure it will be really fun to watch him run speedily on weakly hit ground balls.


Despite going from a 2010 playoff team to a crap team, Matt Garza managed not to sound bitter about being traded.

"I'm just happy to be a part of this long tradition," Garza said. "I'll just try to get this thing turned around in a good direction. We've got a lot of the pieces to the puzzle right there in Chicago, ready to do it."

And one of the most important things to Garza has already been worked out.

Garza has a long tradition of having a pregame meal of Popeye's chicken before his starts. 

"I found one near the park, Garza said.

That's a relief, I'm sure.


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gravedigger said:

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I do love me some popeyes...

Doc said:

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Ugh...two years from now, Garza is going to have the body of Carlos Silva.

Cubs Psychologist said:

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Depends...He could train with Z and Marlon, then he could be a stud!!

Doc said:

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I'm fairly sure the Z and Marlon training routine doesn't include Popeye's chicken.

JulieDiCaro said:

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I'm not so sure. . .

Teebob2000 said:

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White Castle.

Cubs Psychologist said:

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That some good stuff, right there!!

JulieDiCaro said:

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Hahaha--sure you're happy to be part of this long (losing) tradition, Matt! Welcome!

(I am angry about going back to work today)

JulieDiCaro said:

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Big LOHO news coming later today. . .

gravedigger said:

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Don't tell me you're having another kid.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Ha.

As if.

Doc said:

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You already told us...Pete joined the site. Geez. The only thing that can top that is if Doug Glanville joins the site. (And why hasn't that happened yet?)

sloan peterson said:

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You're filming a pilot for TBS- spunky female Cubs blogger and all the wacky things that happen in a day. Gravedigger will be played byWill Farrell, Carl by Seth Myers, Doc by David Swimmer,Plamorte by- oh help me out people!!!

Doc said:

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My God...I've become the David Schwimmer of LOHO. I really do have no reason to live anymore.

sloan peterson said:

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Actually that's a compliment. he's actually a good actor-would you prefer Hal Sparks?

JulieDiCaro said:

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Hal Sparks should be Mark. If we can't get Casey Affleck--Mark is a dead ringer for him.

flyball said:

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I KNEW he reminded me of someone

gravedigger said:

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I remind myself more of Pol Pot, but whatever.

sloan peterson said:

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You're wittier than Pol Pot...

Doc said:

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and you know this how?

sloan peterson said:

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How many witty sayings have been attributed to Pol Pot? Oh- for Gravedigger?Simple observaton...

Cubs Psychologist said:

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Plamorte by Kevin James. Just a suggestion..

Doc said:

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I was thinking Horatio Sanz.

JulieDiCaro said:

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I was thinking Matt LeBlanc.

Doc said:

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You're always thinking Matt LeBlanc.

plamorte said:

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LeBlanc. WTF? I'm way fatter and more handsome than that

Cubs Psychologist said:

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I actually thought that as well.

plamorte said:

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HORATIO SANZ! I am cleaner than that!

Doc said:

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Yes...but a dead match in all other aspects.

plamorte said:

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I was going to say Kevin James as well, i get that a lot. (except im not friends with Adam Sandler and don't get paid millions to act like I normally would for a couple hours for a Sandler movie)

jarowcliffe said:

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Until today I thought you were the blond chick in the picture...j/k

JulieDiCaro said:

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Post of the Day.

jarowcliffe said:

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Woo-Hoo! My first "post of the day", only took me a year and a half!

JulieDiCaro said:

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i'm terrified that Scott Podsednik is still available.

flyball said:

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shhhhh, don't tell anyone that

gravedigger said:

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Seriously, what are you thinking?

JulieDiCaro said:

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(shrinks)


sorry.

Cubs Psychologist said:

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Can't wait all day, Julie....WE NEED TO KNOW!! Are you leaving us for greener pastures?? I mean you have been doing some big time stuff lately...

plamorte said:

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muahhaha I KNOW and have known for a while I guess...I'll DM everyone the news for $5 a pop

Doc said:

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I hope it is what I think it is.

sloan peterson said:

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Can the news be dropped prior to 2:00 pm PST PLEASE!!!!! I'm going into a meeting then....

Doc said:

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Any of you that are involved in a Doc baby pool should put their money down on Friday or Saturday...because we are supposed to get a snow storm during that time and I fully expect I'm going to have to try to drive my wife to the hospital in the middle of a blizzard.

HackWilson09 said:

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Congrats, Doc, and may it all go well. First kid, or no?

Doc said:

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this will be #2.

AndCounting said:

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That photo is amazing. What does it mean?

Doc said:

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The first recorded double rainbow occurred in October of 1908 just after the Cubs won their second consecutive World Series which occurred in the middle of a horrible flood.

God spoke after the Cubs won the title and said he would never again flood the world again in such fashion and at the same time that the Cubs will never again win the World Series.

HackWilson09 said:

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I think that might be a triple rainbow!

HackWilson09 said:

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PS I missed out on the Garza nicknaming. I liked Doc's "The Farm" - I'd also like to suggest "The Whole Enchilada" or "Enchilada" for short.

Cubs Psychologist said:

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And, we are not calling him Popeye for what reason...

Doc said:

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Because I didn't think of that first.

plamorte said:

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Matt "Carlos" Garza

Doc said:

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Damn...that's better than Popeye and The Farm.

sloan peterson said:

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If we do that, can we require all the Carlos' and Garza to wear pendants with a giant "C"?

HackWilson09 said:

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Wow - that is GOOD!

HackWilson09 said:

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Carlos Pollo Frito

sloan peterson said:

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I nearly said "enchilada" yesterday,but i didn't want the PC police on my case, so I said"megillah" instead.
I hope his nickname does not end up being"El Gordo"...

Teebob2000 said:

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La Granja

flyball said:

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you know, today, I kinda feel bad for Garza, I hope he plays well so the fans don't turn on him

Doc said:

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When have the fans ever turned on anyone? That would never happen.

tophstophintophs said:

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one of the reasons the Twins got rid of him was that they were not sure the new drainage system of T. Field could handle his incessant spitting

jarowcliffe said:

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We have Soriano so the spitting will not be a problem

Doc said:

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Are you saying the Soriano likes to absorb spit from other players?

jarowcliffe said:

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no well I dont know...I think that the reason they redid the field at Wrigley was because of Soriano's spitting...he spits 6 times between each pitch, check it out

JulieDiCaro said:

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Hey, TOPH!!! What's up?

Karen said:

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Sloan & CJ - Christina Taylor-Green, the 9 year old that died in the shooting is Dallas Green's granddaughter. Another reason to put her initials on their uniforms...maybe the Phillies too.

sloan peterson said:

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How do we get this idea to the teams?

HackWilson09 said:

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So terrible...

Moment of silence.

gravedigger said:

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So extremely bored at work, the comments on Paula Deen's English Pees "recipe" has me rolling on the floor in my cube.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/english-peas-recipe/reviews/index.html

sloan peterson said:

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For my amusement I read the British press. It's depressing that I now so much about Katie Price, Cheryl Cole,Charlotte Church when I don't have to, because they are nobodies in the US......

Teebob2000 said:

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That's some of the funniest shit I've read in a long time.

Doc said:

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I made Jeanna read that hoping she'd laugh so hard she'd go into labor...

It didn't work...but she was in tears from laughing so hard. So was I.

sloan peterson said:

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Insert word "know" after "now". Thank You....

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