And now ladies and gentlemen, (with a little help from Tampa Bay) new to the Cubs for 2008, all the way in from MINNESOTA, the Cubs give up nothing but a little green and get…that’s riiiight…:
(big DRAMATIC drumroll please)
“With the Rule 5 Draft’s first pick, Tampa Bay chose Tim Lahey out of the Minnesota organization, with the Rays promptly pivoting to deal the 25-year-old right-hander to the Cubs for cash considerations.
Originally a catcher, Lahey was converted to a pitcher in 2005, the year after having been the Twins’ 20th-round choice in the First-Year Player Draft, with immediate success. He earned 15 saves that season with Elizabethtown in the Rookie League, and is 15-6 with 38 saves in 123 Minor League appearances overall.”
Wait, what? You did say Minnesota right? Not quite Johan Santana to say the least and we had a little help from the Rays (I’d change my name too at this point) but hey, its always exciting to get what could potentially be a quality pitcher for the future. With a rotation of Zambrano, Lilly, Marquis, Hill, and Marshall/etc I personally feel we’re in pretty good shape right now for starters but since Lahey has to stay on the active roster for the entire season or else the Rays can buy him back for half price, he may be able to help out in the bullpen. So, that being said, welcome to the club Mr. Lahey, or as I could also refer to you…”FROM TAMPA BAY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME “Not Scott Kazmir.”
Also, who knows, maybe Mr. Lahey could help us get the left-handed power hitting outfielder we’d love to land by including him in another move sometime in the future…I suppose that wouldn’t be so bad, now would it? And if you’re reading this Mr. Fukudome, forget about all that, sign the dotted line, let’s get you a locker…and put you in front of the best fans in baseball roaming the new grounds in right field at Wrigley!
(This must be the patience Sweet Lou has been talking about.)
“…root, root, root for the CUBBIES…”