Daily Facepalm 2.14.2012

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Cubs May or May Not Have Added a Cuban

We're still on Jorge Soler watch, which I suspect will result in a brand new member of the "Putting Cub in Cuban" club. All the stories supposedly shooting down the van Dyck article suggesting the Cubs have a tentative deal in place basically restate what the original article already said: they can't make the agreement officially official, so officially there's no official deal. That's not a refutation. I highly suspect the Cubs make this deal. But my suspicions are generally highly suspect, so believe what you will. 

Cubs' Win-Now Mindset

The Cubs are not focused on the future, despite their obvious focus on the future. Or something. I can't possibly improve on MB's assessment of the Cubs' win-now approach heading into the spring

That’s probably a good philosophy because once spring is over so is the winning.

Dale Sveum is a bit more optimistic, saying the Cubs aren't rebuilding, they're just building. Which essentially means the Cubs aren't deconstructing a dynasty, they're building on a sandlot.

You're killing me, Smalls.

You're killing me, Smalls.

Fukudome —–> White Side of the Rivalry

Kosuke Fukudome is signing with the White Sox for 1 year, $1 million. Cue throngs of incredulous fans wondering how a past-his-prime player could be signed for less money four years after signing for a lot.

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