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Monday, July 31, 2006

Who is Ron Mexico?

Or, rather, who is Cesar Izturis?

Cesar Izturis is who the Cubs are getting from the LA Dodgers in exchange for first-ballot Hall of Famer Greg Maddux.

What is Cesar Izturis?

Cesar Izturis is a utility infielder, although he won a Gold Glove (and an All-Star appearance) as the Dodgers' regular shortstop in 2004.

Why Cesar Izturis?

Now, at first I thought this would be a slam-dunk answer--because Ronny Cedeno sucks, that's why! But I'm a scientist, and I need some nice, hard, firm proof to legitimate my position.

Name Avg Slg OBP OPS EqA
Izturis .260 .339 .295 .643 .226
Cedeno .261 .344 .292 .636 .217
(career numbers from Baseball Prospectus)

Why Cesar Izturis? Because Jim Hendry's a goddamn moron, that's why. He also traded Todd Walker, meaning that Dusty Baker's wet dream of being able to pencil in Neifi Perez's name on the scoresheet every day is finally coming to pass.


Blogger steve said...

Go Cubbies!!!

Also, since when did sending Bobby Abreu on to the Yankees seem like a good idea? For nothing?

Sure he hasn't played well, but weak fucking sauce.

5:02 PM

Blogger steve said...

Also, the best part: the Cubs also sent 2 million dollars along with Maddux.

5:04 PM

Blogger Jefe said...

I may have to turn in my Cubs fan membership now.

6:20 PM

Blogger Jefe said...

*membership card. It's laminated, dammit.

6:20 PM


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