Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Prior to Padres

From ESPN: Prior receives a one-year major league deal with a $1 million base salary. The contract, which doesn't include an option, contains incentive clauses that could take the total value of the deal to over $3 million.

Prior, 27, last pitched in the big leagues in 2006, and had shoulder surgery in April of 2007.

The second overall pick in the 2001 draft, Prior went 18-6 for the Cubs in 2003 before experiencing a series of physical problems. He was born in San Diego and lives in San Diego County, and the Padres' hope is that he is able to join a rotation that already includes
Jake Peavy, Chris Young, Greg Maddux and Randy Wolf.

Well, shit. We all know how this story ends. Prior joins the rotation, the Padres win the World Series boasting the best pitching staff ever, Cubs fans taking more zoloft.

I suggest that all cubs fans completely ignore any Prior news, don't watch Padres games and stay away from the inevitable SI article or ESPN feature.

I will be sure to post every single one. Something about salt and open wounds... or kicking a baby while it's down, taking it's candy and shaming it twice.

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