By Brittany Feagans [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Dear Jim Hendry,
You are a sad excuse for a General Manager. Theriot, Fontenot, Lilly, Lee... and that's just in the past month! I would ask if you've lost it, but I'm not sure you ever actually had it.
C'mon Hendry, Atlanta was desperate. In first place and down Glaus and Jones, the Braves are a team we could have really bartered with. But no. Instead of bartering, you dealt Derrek Lee, a three-time Golden Glove winner and two-time All Star, for three "prospects." I'm sorry, but a "prospect" should be someone who is ready to play in the Majors. No offense to Robinson Lopez, Tyrelle Harris, and Jeffrey Lorick, but they've still got a few years left to cook in the Minors before they're "well done" and ready to play in the Big Leagues. Starlin Castro was a real prospect, and look what he's done for the Cubs upon being called up!
Hendry, for all we know, Lopez, Harris and Lorick will fade away and never even get past AA. Call me pessimistic, but I guess that goes hand-in-hand with being a diehard fan of the team you continually screw over.
I understand preparing for the future, rebuilding, and seeing what our rookies are capable of, but essentially dumping DERREK LEE? Yeah, he hasn't had the best year, but really-- he's DERREK LEE! Setting his six errors and sore back aside, he's a fan favorite and, more importantly, a leader for this franchise. The Cubs without Derrek Lee is like Ren without Stimpy, Angelina without Brad, the White House without Obama.
I was dismayed to see Lilly, Theriot, and Fontenot go, but now I'm irrate. If you're going to trade someone as valuable as Derrek Lee, at least make an offer for someone of value! Four of our best players were all essentially gift-wrapped and served to our opponents on a golden platter. And for what? "Players to be named later?"
Unfortunately for Cubs fans, due to the naivety of the Ricketts, we're stuck with you Hendry. What the Cubs need to do is organize a riot and dethrone you once and for all. But oh, wait... you already quieted The Riot a few weeks ago. No wonder it's been 102 years.
Brittany Feagans, on behalf of Cubs fans everywhere
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