The Cubs Finally Rid Themselves Of Their Savior

This was lost in all the shuffle yesterday, so we held it for today. So: As a Cardinals fan, allow us a brief moment of sublime amusement at the Cubs' release of Mark Prior. (Not least of which because the Cardinals are reportedly very interested in the man.)

As any Cub fan can tell you, Mark Prior has been Exhibit A in the endless run of pain since the Bartman moment in 2003. He was, in a way, the ultimate Cubs pitcher: Unlimited promise, nothing but heartbreak and disappointment afterwards. The jettisoning is surely a net positive for the organization, which needed to move on, but if he comes around and fulfills that promise for another team — particularly if it's the Cardinals — Cubs fans will never stop banging their heads against the wall.

Cubs Cut Ties With Prior [Chicago Tribune]