Did They Spell It Muenneapolis When the Muellers Played There?
I forgot to mention that Bill Mueller was sent back to the Giants by the Cubs Tuesday for a minor-league pitcher. He is basically in San Fran as insurance down the stretch (he can't appear on their playoff roster). That's fine.
The thing that bothers me is that he is a free agent at the end of the year and is already intimating that he will return to Chicago:
"I don't know my future, but the door is definitely open that I may swing back this way. I'm going to miss playing here the last three weeks.''
The Cubs instigated the deal, which was consumated according to Ginats' GM Brian Sabean in 24 hours. The Cubs who are going nowhere pick up a decent Triple-A arm for what amounts to nothing. Doesn't something stink in all this?