Well, this it what it’s come to in Chicago. Last in the National League Central with an 18-32 record, six wins on the road, a run differential of -46, and a team slash line .249/.309/.388. What does it all add up to? A For Sale sign on all players not named Jeff Samardzija, and see what happens.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) May 31, 2012
What’s amazing about this is that shortstop Starlin Castro is now available to the highest bidder. Castro is the team leader in fWAR this season at 1.7 followed by Bryan LaHair at 1.5 and the over-paid Alfonso Soriano, who is actually hot the last few weeks, at 1.2. Castro, despite some trouble in the off season, would be a major upgrade for teams looking for a shortstop ( A’s, Mariners, Giants, Pirates?)
Ryan Dempster, born in Gibsons, British Columbia, would look good in a Blue Jays uniform, don’t you think?