As the fanposts on Jake Peavy are lengthlier than the federal complaint against Blago, I thought it might be fun to revisit Cubs rumors that never came to fruition.
About 10-12 years ago, Orel Hershiser was rumored to be coming to the Cubs to join the starting rotation. It never happened. In the mid-1990's, Jeff Torborg was supposedly the Cubs' manager in waiting, although that was mainly Mike Murphy touting that one, so . . . .
Then, of course, we have last year's endless Brian Roberts stories. So, in an effort to stave off some of the frustration that some of you are feeling from all these Peavy posts -- who else has some memories of Cub moves that were absolutely going to happen -- until they didn't happen?