One of the good guys at Sons of Ivy had the fortune to run into Steve Stone this weekend, and even got a chance to pump him full of some questions. A cool, quick read here.
Among the interesting tidbits:
[Stone] does not believe the Peavy deal will get done. He also said if it does get done, that it’s a terrible deal because we “already have the worst contract in all of baseball with Soriano”. He said also said the big indicator to him that the deal wouldn’t get done was [the Aaron Heilman for Cedeno/Olson trade]. Furthermore, he said that no matter what we do financially in this deal, giving up Vitters is a terrible idea and that this kid is the real deal and once we see him play we’ll be exceedingly happy with him.
Stone also gets into the Cubs new owner Tom Ricketts, his hostility toward the Cubs organization, his love of the White Sox organization, and his thoughts on the team in the Dusty years when he was run out of town (well, half-town).