Jon Lester gave up 10 runs in a brutal first inning vs. the Pirates

The Cubs are bad. We’re speaking generally here, but they were particularly bad on Sunday against the Pirates. This is what the score looked like before the bottom of the first inning:

There was no team that did as much, no team that Cheap Vintage Hockey Jerseys has as much to show from the deadline, no team that executed their plans so faithfully. The White Sox looked like they were starting at a disadvantage, with Quintana’s season not going according to plan and Todd Frazier hitting close to the Mendoza Line again.

Instead, the Cubs were willing to pretend that the first three months of the season didn’t happen. The Yankees were willing to take David Robertson’s contract (or most of it) as part of a Tommy Kahnle tax and still give up some of their better prospects. The best part might have been the White Sox getting value from pitchers like Dan Jennings and Anthony Swarzak, the latter of whom was signed this spring as a minor league free agent.

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I was bleating that the White Sox needed to contend, not rebuild, for the last two years. In a way, the bounty of prospects sort of proves my point — there’s a reason why they got so much back, and it’s because of the talent that went out. On the other hand, if you had told me that they were going Cheap Volleyball Jerseys For Women to nail each and every one of their trades …