Wade Miller

Jay Jaffe of Futilty Infielder posted a “quote” from Cubs’ GM Jim Hendry regarding Wade Miller that had me chuckling:

“He can hold down the fort in between the time that Kerry Wood blows out his elbow and the point where Carlos Zambrano’s arm finally falls off,” said Jim Hendry, the Cubs’ general manager, noting that manager Dusty Baker’s usage patterns have all but guaranteed the latter. “After that, we’ll cannibalize Miller for his organs. Dusty’s been wanting a new pair of kidneys for awhile, and I know somewhere there’s an ump in need of some eyes.”


Now, that’s funny.

There seem to be two camps on the Wade Miller deal. 

1) What are the Cubs doing signing yet another injury-prone pitcher especially one that won’t be ready on opening day?  This is just another case of the same-ol’ same-ol’.

2) Miller’s asking price ($1 million + incentives) is a drop in the bucket so if he gives the Cubs any production, it will be worth the price.  And if he comes through everything healthy, it will be a steal.

As an eternally hopeful Cub fan, I opt for #2…

…but don’t count on it.


4 Responses to “Wade Miller”

  1. “…somewhere there’s an ump in need of some eyes.”

    There SURE is. And I could NAME him.

  2. Let me guess… his initials are D. E.

  3. BINGO.

    The following story may or may NOT be true. But it IS funny:

    Doug Eddings When He Isn’t Umpiring:

    The Wedding Guest

    PRIEST: If anyone here knows why these two people should not be joined in Holy Matrimony, speak now or forever hold your peace.

    (Silence. DOUG EDDINGS remains seated.)

    PRIEST: I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride.

    (Bride and groom kiss. “Wedding March” plays. Bride and groom exit. Wedding guests pile into cars and drive to the wedding reception. DOUG EDDINGS sits alone in the church.)

    DOUG EDDINGS: Wait! He doesn’t love her!

  4. hehe… good one.

    I see there is a Wikipedia entry on Eddings…

    not to mention a less than complimentary website:


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