I’ll be honest, I have scoured the internet tubes for Chicago Cubs news this happy Friday, and all I’ve been able to come up with is that the Cubs Wives are walking the runway for some charity or other. Or something. Since I prefer not to gag this early in the morning, let’s talk about something else. Namely, Michael Bourn. And the fact that he’s still out there . . waiting.
Normally, I would say that the Cubs don’t have a chance in hell of landing Michael Bourn. But then Bruce Levine brought it up in his ESPN chat last Friday, and since then I’ve seen his name everywhere. So, just for the sake of a Friday argument, I ask you, LOHO Nation, these questions: 1) What would it take to get Michael Bourn; and 2) What would the Cubs do with him if they had him? I mean, what with all the fandare over signing Nate Schierholtz and, as I think we all know, we’ll get left field back when we pry it from Soriano’s cold, dead hands.
The guys over at Cubs Den did a really good job breaking down Michael Bourn (and yes, that’s the third time I’ve written “Jason” and had to delete it, in case you were wondering). Here are some of their highlights:
And then it hits me . . . I’m pining away for a player with a .343 OPB. This is what I’ve been reduced to. This team gets on base so little that a .343 OBP is actually a huge step up.
I’m going to go cry in a corner for a while. Discuss.
Also, Cubs Con is coming up, and I guess we should talk about that. It’s going to be held, for the first time, at the Sheraton Hotel on the Chicago River. This is both good news and bad news, as the convention was desperately in need of more space (even after the last two years), but it also really messes up my convention routine, which I had pretty much down pat. Anyone going?