Oh, sweet Jesus. The Cubs have apparently finally decided to send Matt Murton packing. To the Rangers, you might think. Or the Orioles. The Padres? Oh, no. No no no, think again. The Cubs have apparently decided to send Thunder Matt down to the Iowa Cubs. This is a waste of talent as next to Fukudome, Murton is probably the most patient hitter on the Cubs roster. Not to mention that he's been mashing all spring. Granted, he looks about as comfortable in the outfield as George Bush at a gay wedding, but he's not the worst fielder the Cubs have ever had. With the arrival of Reed Johnson, I was sure that the Cubs would punch Murton's ticket, but I didn't anticipate that they'd send the kid back to AAA ball. Come on Mr. Hendry, you can't tell me there isn't a major league ballclub who could use the services of a certain Ginger outfielder who gets on base on a regular basis. Murton's style of play has always been anathema to the Cub method of hitting, which in recent years seems to be "swing first and swing often".
Murton has proven he can hit at the big league level. To send him down now can only stunt his development. Hopefully, his confidence won't be affected by this dipshit move and he can continue to put up good numbers, until he can find a major league team that actually gives a crap about that sort of thing.
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