Mark Derosa is now a CubFree agents are signing! Free Agents are signing! And they’re signing with the Cubs, of all teams.

First Kerry Wood re-upped with the Cubies (isn’t re-upped one of the all-time great words?). Then Aramis Ramirez joined him. Now Mark DeRosa has signed on with the world’s most depressing franchise.

But the Cubs aren’t the only ones making noise in the free agent market. The Mets have re-signed El Duque to a two year deal and the Phillies have re-signed Jamie Moyer

Mr. Nice Guy, Josh BeckettThen there’s the Red Sox who, as Nick mentioned, are chasing Julio Lugo and J.D. Drew. What a fun team that would make, eh? Wouldn’t you just relish the chance to chear for a team with Manny being Manny (skipping games), J.D. being J.D. (getting hurt and asking for more money) and Julio being Julio (hitting his wife and bitching about playing time)? Oh and don’t forget about Josh being Josh (getting blisters and picking fights) and Keith being Keith (wishing he were hunting instead of pitching).

One Response to “It’s really heating up now”

  1. Sarah Green says:

    Okay Col, normally I would just slip in and edit your little typo, or email you about it. But “Cubies” was so funny, I just had to mock you publicly. “Cubbies” is a cute nickname for a beloved baseball team. “Cubies” is…I’m not sure. A cute nickname for people who work in cubicles? A diminutive term for those painters who dabble in cubism? A word used to denote exceptionally tiny ice cubes? You wordsmith you!

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