Well, this is where we are.
The Cubs just dumped the best pitcher in the National League to the San Diego Padres for a poor man’s Kyle Hendricks and 4 prospects, the oldest of whom is 20 years old.
All the prospects are ranked between 11 and 16 in The Padres’ system on MLB.com’s MLBPipeline. I don’t really give a shit.
This trade sucks and it’s clear the directive came from the Rickettses. Jed Hoyer, as his first order of business as the man in charged, was told to cut payroll. He’s saving the multi-billionaire about $12MM in 2021 and the remainder of Darvish’s $50MM in 2022 and 2023.
These prospects are probably pretty good and will be found among the top 10 in a mediocre Cubs system. I’ll probably check it out tomorrow and certainly Yu deserves a much better send-off than I’m capapble here.
Fuck this and fuck the Rickettses.