Quotes of the Day — two of ’em! — from Bobby V

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Bobby Valentine was on WEEI this afternoon and unleashed two Quote of the Day candidates. First:

Because if Larry Lucchino and John Henry are famous for anything, they’re famous for dealing with people in a straight-up, face-to-face fashion.  Sure, Bobby, go ahead and renew the lease on he Boston condo.  And then:

 

Can’t argue with that.

Cubs to acquire Daniel Murphy from the Nationals

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The Chicago Cubs are going to acquire Daniel Murphy from the Washington Nationals. Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs will send back prospect Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named later in exchange. Craig Mish of Sirius XM was the first to report that the Cubs were the team that claimed Murphy off of waivers.

Murphy got off to a slow start this year coming off of major surgery but is hitting .300/.341/.442 on the season and has been particularly hot of late. Murphy is primarily a second baseman, of course, but he has played some first base too. The Cubs, at any rate, have a pretty flexible roster so they’ll likely be able to find a good amount of playing time for him at either position and, when he doesn’t start, he’ll be a great option off the bench.

Between this trade and the trade of Matt Adams to the Cardinals, the Nats have officially thrown in the towel on 2018.