It was a day of mixed emotions for those of us in the “that Cub has great pecs” club. Mark DeRosa was signed by the Washington Nationals (we didn’t really want him back, but we did want those pecs back), but Reed Johnson re-signed with the Cubs.
“I think I’m at home here with the Cubs,” Johnson said Wednesday. “I talked to (manager) Dale Sveum for an hour. This is a very smart guy, who I think we’ll all enjoy playing for. He’s a baseball guy. He understands the little things, as far as winning on a daily basis.
“I’m just happy coming back to a great organization and a great city, where I’ve grown to be comfortable.”
Johnson hit .309 in 111 games in 2011. He credited hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo with his resurgence at the plate.
We’d grow to be more comfortable if you took your shirt off more.
If anyone’s been dying to hear a rumor about a once-great lefty pitching prospect talking to the Cubs, have I got news for you!
#Cubs have talked to both Maholm and Francis about filling a spot at back end of the rotation.
That’s Jerry Crasnick talking about THE Jeff Francis, who once was a good MLB pitcher. Get your hopes up now!