The Chicago Cubs will part with High A Daytona reliever Al Alburquerque in the deal for Colorado Rockies utility man Jeff Baker says Cubs.com.

This is a devastating, devastating blow to the Cubs organization. No, not because Alburquerque sports an excellent 2.08 ERA this year (come on, he’s 23 in High A – it’s not *that* impressive).

The blow is because it is yet ANOTHER beautiful, wonderful name exiting the Cubs. For an organization that has waved goodbye to Buck Coats, Rocky Cherry, and Rocky Roquet, certainly they must realize that these names don’t just grow on trees. And now… Al Alburquerque? I don’t really know how this team will survive.



Thank God for Milton Bradley.


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