Explain to me how the Chicago Cubs can justify shelling out $30 million for an oft-injured right fielder who thrived last season only because he spent of the majority of the season as a designated hitter. Then explain to me how you can continue the hunt for Jake Peavy who will cost you $63 million over the next four years and then not be able to re-sign backup catcher Henry Blanco.
No, Blanco won't make $60 million, $30 million or even $3 million. Hell he won't even make $1 million.
Hank White, the mentor of All-Star catcher Geovany Soto, will make $750,000 next season playing for the San Diego Padres.
Being a Cubs fan is like being married to the girl who burns a frozen dinner. You wonder why you even are together in the first place.