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Jon Grabow, 2 years, $7.5 million. Really??!!
I used to think that being a 3rd string NFL quarterback would be pretty sweet. I mean, how many 3rd string QBs actually see playing time, but pretty much every team but the Bears has had their third stringer for something like 6 years. Job stability, decent salary, light workload, half the season off, and telling random women that you're an NFL quarterback. What could be better?
Well, I guess there's left handed Major League relievers. In this offseason's version of, "Jim Hendry, Really??!!" the Cubs GM has handed out a 2 year deal for $7.5 million to Jon Grabow. Jon's primary positive characteristic is that he throws the ball with his left hand. He's not that great, but apparently not that great still lands you $3.25 million/year... and unlike the NFL, you really can play until you're 45.
Other than Grabow, the Cubs have been pretty silent on the Free Agent market so far this winter. The major news, which isn't really news, is that Hendry is trying to find a sucker to take Milton Bradley off our hands. (Milton was last year's version of "Jim Hendry, Really??!!") And if we're comparing Milton's 3 year $30 million deal to Jon Grabow's 2 year, $7.5 mm, I'd say the Ricketts family is already having a positive impact on the club.
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