Short stint for Floyd… even shorter for Trachsel

The Cubs said goodbye to Cliff Floyd and Steve Trachsel by declining their options.  I can’t say I shed a tear for either one of them. 

Floyd was productive here and there during 2007 but he just lacked regular playing time and wasn’t able to prove that he could justify it. 

The move to get Trach was a mystery from the start (at least to me).  Sean Marshall was in the rotation and he was just starting to find his groove and put up some good numbers. 

Trachsel had managed to put up 10+ wins in 5 of the last 6 seasons.  Maybe the Cubs felt he might reach back and give the team some veteran leadership.  I know I have my hindsight glasses on now but that would have been a stretch. 

The Cubs did exercise an option with Daryle Ward who in very limited play did what he was supposed to do.  For the price, he’s worth it.

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