Like waking from a bad dream
Thanks to a tip from intrepid Goat Reader EvBet, I have just discovered that Neifi has been traded (I'm always the last to know) to Detroit for...
He could have been traded for a box of Frankenberry cereal and I'd be just as happy, but instead the Cubs got a single A catcher who was a third round draft pick in 2005. Not bad, actually, considering.
If used properly, Neifi could actually help a contender like Detroit and so everyone should be happy. The logjam of crappy infielders is starting to dissolve and the Cubs shed
1.5 2.5 million (even better) worth of deadwood next year. Cheers all around.
The catcher coming to Chicago (or Peoria, I suppose) is Chris Robinson, University of Illinois grad who was batting .288 with 22 doubles in A-ball. Baseball America listed him as the best defensive catcher in Detroit's system, for what that's worth. Hell, I don't care if the Cubs decide to boil him down for pine tar as long as he's not Neifi.
Thanks you, Jim Hendry.