bnpodcastimagesmallIt’s trade season, and there are actual trades to discuss! Well, one completed one, and one that seems to be on its way to becoming a reality.

This week, Sahadev and I talk about the Matt Garza trade and the players the Cubs got back. We dig into Alfonso Soriano’s value and legacy, as well as the obvious trade rumor stuff.

We heap generous praise on Junior Lake, and then dump buckets and buckets of aural water on his hot start. We also get in a brief word on City Council’s approval of the Wrigley Field renovation plan, and what it means (and doesn’t mean) for the process.

You also learn that Sahadev hates enthusiasm within the first two minutes.

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  • johnny chess Aka 2much2say

    When I saw this pertaining to AURAL water made no sense so:
    Definition of AURAL
    : of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing

    Oral is the word you’re looking for

    • Brett

      No, I didn’t. Your ears are receiving the bucket.

      • johnny chess Aka 2much2say

        This isn’t a Podcast
        How about verbal or literary

        • Brett

          I rarely get to use aural … I like it there.

          • johnny chess Aka 2much2say

            Just as a side note you left an opening there that I totally
            left alone out of respect for the wife.

  • johnny chess Aka 2much2say

    So you choose to expunge my response?

  • johnny chess Aka 2much2say

    I too have words I rarely get to use in context

  • johnny chess Aka 2much2say

    Billy Buckner just released by the Angels? I wonder if he can play 1st base.

    • Scotti

      Interestingly, no relation…

  • Scotti

    The answer to why hasn’t CJ Edwards pitched is that he was scheduled to pitch the day of the trade and then he had several days to report. He should have arrived yesterday or today.

    “I was supposed to pitch that night, and I found out when I went to my locker and ‘SportsCenter’ was on that I was traded,” Edwards said. “I was like, OK, it’s all good. I’m excited. I got a chance to talk to the fellas before I left. Then I talked to Theo (Epstein) when he called, and the first thing he said was, ‘Welcome to the Cubs.’ ”


    Edwards returned Tuesday to his hometown of Prosperity, S.C. — population 1,182 — to celebrate with relatives and friends before leaving Wednesday for Daytona, Fla., where the 1,464th player selected in the 2011 amateur draft hopes to begin his improbable ascent up the Cubs’ minor league system.

    “I have no say in it, but I was pleased,” Edwards, 21, said on the phone from his parents’ home.

  • Mike Taylor (no relation)

    Agreed about Justin Grimm. He needs to work on the change up, should have been working on it in AAA this year (but didn’t and got drilled in MLB) and could possibly be a cost-controlled long relief bullpen option if it doesn’t work out.

    Another bullpen option could be Arodys Vizcaino; his slow return and temperamental arm (for lack of a better term) could put him there when he’s ready. His 2011 campaign with the Braves, he had 1 bad outing in 0.1 IP that raised his ERA 4.04 points (1.69 to 5.73). He averaged 19 pitches per inning (also averaged 1K per IP).

    Those are two solid bullpen arms that should be starters.