Cubs Close On Cliff Floyd
I swear I used that headline last week, but here are. Paul Sullivan reports that the Cubs are "on the verge" of acquiring Cliff Floyd.
He'd platoon with Matt Murton, which begs the question: why does Murton need a platoon partner? As I said five days ago:
"It seems like a great way to stunt Matt Murton's growth and waste a year of cheap service time. Floyd hit .266/.342/.423 against righties in '06. Murton managed a .295/.356/.426 line against them in his first full season. The Big Murt also hit .319/.390/.522 after the break. And he has red hair."
There better be a brilliant Jacque Jones trade in the offing. Still, while nonsensical, this move won't rival the Jose Vidro trade for the offseason's worst.