I am not sure what story the upcoming chapters of Theo-Ball will relate to Chicago Cub fans. However as far as I am concerned, the Theo-Ball Executive Team has already made one of the best management decisions I have seen by Cubs management in years; by not signing superstar first-baseman, Prince Fielder, to an expensive lengthy nine year contract worth over $200,000,000. I would have loved to see Fielders bat in the cubs lineup but I am very wary of his glove talent with the young inexperienced infield the Cubs will be fielding for the next couple of years. Plus I find all modern professional sports contract salary totals obscene and little more than a public raping of sports fans by owners and players. And while I realize that Fielder received the going salary for a man of his many talents – the past Cub signings such as Carlos Zambrano, Aramis Ramirez and Alphonso Soriano (all great players that I like, yes even Carlos!) should teach MLB that long-term multimillion dollar deals often saddle the payroll with over-the-hill players getting prime-time money. So a big thank you to the Detroit Tigers for signing Fielder and tying up their payroll for the next decade instead of the Chicago Cubs. May he hit many-many home-runs for the Tiger Fans (they will need them to pay for his huge salary) – except when they play the Chicago Cubs.
- You: Chicago Cubs: Jackson, Rizzo, Vogelbach All Named Top Prospects by Position (bleacherreport.com)
- Chicago Cubs Interest in Prince Fielder Is a Smokescreen Just Like Albert Pujols (bleacherreport.com)
- Chicago Cubs Pay Miami Marlins to Take Carlos Zambrano Off their Hands (babeslovebaseball.com)
- Kerry Wood Signs 1-Year, $3 Million Deal With Chicago Cubs (chicago.sbnation.com)
- Dale Sveum: Prince Fielder To Cubs “Not Going To Happen” (tracking.si.com)
- Ryne Sandberg Talks About Being Traded To The Cubs, Domonic Brown And Freddy Galvis (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)