This is just a bizarre column.
Ricketts’ hiring of Epstein directly affects three other franchises, and that doesn’t count the White Sox or anyone else who lost Gonzalez to the Red Sox in the trade last December.
What the hell? Should we include all the teams that bid on Carl Crawford last year, but didn’t sign him? If we’re thorough we could find a way for this transaction to have affected all 30 organizations. Again, what the fuck?
Nobody is counting the White Sox or anyone else who lost Gonzalez becuase they aren’t in any way, shape or form affected by the Cubs hiring Epstein.