By Thursday morning Jim Edmonds will be a Chicago Cubs outfielder. I don't know how much he has left in the tank but it seems to me the risk is worth it. They have a young outfielder in Felix Pie who is not producing and overmatched. If the Cubs can platoon Edmonds with Reed Johnson in an effective manner it seems like it could possibly work.
What I am surprised about is not the move but the reaction of some Cardinal fans who are using words like traitor. I must have missed something but this is pro sports and players do change teams. Jim Edmonds is the best center fielder in Cardinals history. That won't be forgotten but time moves on and in Edmonds case it was time to go after the 2007 season. There is nothing wrong with finding employment and wanting to continue your career elsewhere.
I didn't want to see Edmonds career end in such an ugly manner in San Diego. I hope he has a respectable showing at least in Chicago to finish up a terrific career.