We’re a couple weeks removed from the World Series and real Major League Baseball action, so now we’re a bit bored awaiting some offseason transactions that hopefully benefit the Cubs now and later. We decided to record a podcast (yes, those are still happening!) that you can access via our mother ship where we store all that good stuff. This being Episode 34, we called it the “Kerry Wood” edition, with a summary below, in no particular order…
- We talked about the aftermath of the World Series, lauding both former and current Red Sox GMs, Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington, for building a solid core and acquiring the right free agents, respectively, for the World Champion Red Sox (that was a lot of commas).
- We talked about how the Cardinals were still the class of the National League and how the Cubs should hope to become like the Cardinals, but with even more money and progressively better and more intelligent fans (gotta pimp our fan base a bit, right?).
- We discussed various trade situations and pitcher acquisitions that we have already blogged about or will blog about this week, including a) Jeff Samardzija, b) Masahiro Tanaka and c) David Price (coming soon).
- We had our friend from Saint Louis Sports, Rodney Knuppel, stop by for a quick chat about the Cardinals and their future, and whether he wanted STL to snag Samardzija or Starlin Castro in trade so the Cubs can fleece the Cardinals system, Cardinals pixie dust be damned.
- Ironically, contrary to what Rodney thought, it sounds like the Cardinals really MIGHT be serious about trying to get Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies. I wouldn’t have thought it plausible either, but strange things happen every offseason and this has the potential to turn the Cardinals’ already decent lineup into a juggernaut. Ugh.
That’s it for now. We’ll probably be back after the GM meetings wrap up!