Well another ugly tenure at Clark and Addison has ended. Earlier today the Cubs sent the often maligned Jacque Jones to the Detroit Tigers for swing utility player Omar Infante. Jones' struggles in Cubbie blue were memorable. His awful first half in 2007 nearly sent him to the Marlins. Thankfully Bud Selig, Sam Zell, Santa Claus, or some man of mystery nixed that deal. Jones went onto be the Cubs everyday CF in the second half and did a nice job in a role that young Felix Pie was not ready to assume.
Dealing Jones takes $5 million off the payroll and probably gives Crueller Jim a little more urgency in his attempt to sign the great Fukudome to play RF.