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Saturday, July 31, 2004

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Holy Cow!

Nomar to the Cubs is worth a win flag.

OK, here is the trade, as I wrote down what Jim Hendry said at the News Conference, (I'm no reporter, and this is coming from memory, so bear with me since the facts are probably wrong:

1st Trade Cubs with Montreal Expos Cubs trade Alex Gonzalez, AAA prospect Francis Beltran, and AAA prospect Brendan Harris to the Expos for Orlando Cabrera.

2nd Trade: Cubs with Red Sox The Cubs send Orlando Cabrera and minor league A prospect Justin Jones to the Red Sox for Nomar Garciaparra, minor league prospect Matt Murton (OF) and 'cash considerations,'

3rd trade: Red Sox with Minnesota Twins The Red Sox send pitching prospect Justin Jones to the Minnesota Twins for Doug Mientkiewicz

The Sum of it All:

Cubs Red Sox ExposTwins
Alex Gonzalez
Francis Beltran
Brendan Harris
Justin Jones
Nomar Garciaparra
Matt Murton
Orlando CabreraDoug Mientkiewicz

Cubs Red Sox ExposTwins
Nomar Garciaparra
Matt Murton
Orlando Cabrera
Doug Mientkiewitz
Alex Gonzalez
Brendan Harris
Francis Beltran
Justin Jones

UPDATE: 6:14 p.m.
Excerpt from: "Cubs get Garciaparra from Red Sox"
by Carrie Muskat, Cubs.com

Here's the breakdown: the Cubs traded left-handed pitcher Justin Jones to the Minnesota Twins for infielder Doug Mientkiewicz. The Cubs then sent Mientkiewicz, infielders Alex Gonzalez and Brendan Harris and right-handed pitcher Francis Beltran to the Red Sox.

Boston sent Nomar Garciappara (correctly spelled Garciaparra), minor league outfielder Matt Murton and cash considerations to the Cubs, and the Red Sox also sent Gonzalez, Beltran and Harris to the Montreal Expos for infielder Orlando Cabrera.

The official report contradicts what I wrote (which is what I though Jim Hendry said on WGN), except that the end result is the same... which I guess is what is important... well actually what is important is that the Cubs get NOMAR, and didn't have to give up Matt Clement.

Trust me, losing isn't lovable

The Cubs lost to Philly 4-3 before the Nomar trade. I was sleeping after a long night of apartment moving prep... I might comment on this later, but probably not.

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Holy Cow!

The Cubs took the opener from the Phillies 10-8. Mark Prior pitched poorly, but Aramis Ramirez hit three (3) home runs... this game was eerily reminiscient of the 'Pujols Game' when Albert hit 3 dongs to sink the Cubs.

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Holy Cow!

In the final game of the series against Milwaukee, The Cubs pitchers racked up their 4th shutout of the season behind an excellent Carlos Zambrano start.

Posted by Byron at July 31, 2004 4:01 PM | Bookmark and Share | BallHype: hype it up!
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