Today is the MLB trade deadline, and I haven’t written an actual post here all week, so of course the the rumor that I’m writing about here involves the Chicago Fire. But it’s somewhat of a big rumor, though! Don’t run away so fast!
Yesterday was the first practice for USA basketball, which means that it was the first time anybody was actually able to see Derrick Rose play basketball in a long time. In fact, it’s been so long, when a video of Rose making a layup while being fouled surfaced on Twitter, the entire world seemed to react as if they’d just seen a man land on the moon for the first time.
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As a fan it’s incredibly easy to want your favorite baseball team to trade somebody. It’s even easier when that player is getting paid $11 million this year and is owed another $22 million over the next two seasons while putting up a 5.61 ERA (though his FIP is only 4.27!) in 20 starts.
So of course you want the Cubs to trade Edwin Jackson, it’s only natural to. And I have good news for you: the Cubs seem to want to trade Edwin Jackson too. It’s just that there’s a relatively major problem with the plan.