11/06/2004: Thought for the Day:
One way to restore faith is by seizing the winter and signing Carlos Beltran, who is on record as saying he likes Wrigley Field and will consider playing here. For now, there is no certainty that the New York Yankees, who need starting pitching more than another star position player, will make a huge bid on Beltran, who is emerging as the game's best five-tool performer. If the Tribsters dump Sosa, reinvest their fat profits into the product, abandon MacPhail's fiscal conservatism and throw $100 million at agent Scott Boras and his marquee client, fans will forget the Stone episode and won't care if Bozo the Clown is analyzing the games.
So why do I think they'll screw up the Beltran thing anyway? Because the Cubs are the Cubs.
--Jay Mariotti [Chicago Sun-Times]
Len on 11.06.04 @ 08:21 PM CST