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Potential big moves, and other bullets

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Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, and others of that ilk are unlikely to wind up in Chicago. That’s just the way it is. It’s presented as fiscal responsibility, an idea which rarely fails to double me over with laughter. Look, we’re talking about millions of dollars. And we’re talking about sports ownership and management, a thing done by a certain segment of the population who, well, let’s don’t talk about that. Let’s just call them Abdominal Snowmen, Alex Anthopolous.

I find it sad that conversation is mostly about payroll and not about relative talent. But then I’m from the Island of Misfit Toys and have a slightly different perspective. Hand me those pliers, please.

Here’s today’s Cubs News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$} means limited views. Italics are often used here as sarcasm font.

Food for thought:

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