Jed's plan was so complicated he couldn't even tell it was sort of working
The Cubs biggest deficiency now is the guy in the corner of the dugout
Cubs President of “Are these standings right side up?” Jed Hoyer deserves credit for a couple of his moves at this year’s trade deadline. With his own team shocking him by doing the very thing he allegedly built them to do, he upgraded his team’s offense by trading for a guy who can hit and handing a bus ticket to one of the guys who can’t.
But he seems to be getting a lot of accolades for “believing in his team.” Uh, didn’t he put this team together with the idea that they were going to contend for both the division title and/or a wild card berth into the playoffs? I’m pretty sure he did. So basically, when he says he didn’t decide until Sunday whether to buy or sell, he’s admitting that he was surprised that his grand plan is sort of working.
Getting Jeimer Candelario, a former Cubs farm hand who was traded away in a deadline deal in 2017, gives the Cubs another bat in a lineup in dire need of them.
But getting a guy and using him properly are not the same thing.
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