Go, Cubs, and go, America! It was an all-around solid game for the Cubs, who got a nice performance out of Paul Maholm, and a great inning out of Carlos Marmol. The Cubs’ current and former first basemen went deep, and nobody even noticed what a crummy game Geovany Soto had.

And, hey, this is something that’s supposed to happen…

  • http://bleachernation.com someday…2015?

    And after seeing what the Marlins gave up for Carlos Lee I see a potential soriano deal looking like this. Soriano to the Orioles for Xavier Avery and a player to be named.

    • LaHair4MVP

      Orioles traded for Thome. Doubt they’ll want Soriano anymore.

  • MichCubFan

    This has been awesome with Rizzo up…only problem is that it is going to be hard to stay in first place (for the 2013 #1 draft pick). I am kind of kidding there…but we will have to see what we look like after we trade of some of our guys. Hopefully we can get some good major league ready starting pitching though.

    With Garza, Dempster, Maholm, Wells, Soriano, Soto, Marmol, Russell, LaHair, DeJesus, Johnson, Baker, and maybe Barney all having a chance to be traded…that could be some major prospectage in return.

    Its not like we will trade all of those guys, but we have a decent shot to get some Rizzo/Castro/Jackson/Vitters/Castillo aged starting pitching back in return…which would be just dandy.

  • oehly37

    one of the things i can appreciate about Theo and Co. is the undeniable way we as fans can sense what they are trying to do. Can you ever recall an era where collectively there was a movement (top to bottom) to try and gather players in a certain age and skills demographic before? Their message is resonating with me anyway.