This site previously predicted the release of Jim Edmunds. Now the Cubs have signed him. Admittedly, Chicago is desperate for outfielders, a strange position to be in. The root of the problem is the vastly overrated Alfonso Soriano and his vastly overpaid contract. But even with these problems, the signing of Edmonds is pathetic. Yes, he is left handed. So? He’s also slow, injury prone, and can’t hit or get on base. This idea of “squeezing out” some residual performance, as if Edmonds were a tube of toothpaste, is ridiculous. It is true that the Cubs lineup is good enough to tolerate some nonsense, but things are gonna breakdown at some point, and for the Cubs, the second half of the season is always worse than the first. Just because Wrigley is small, is no reason to put a slow centerfielder in place. Remember, the centerfielder has to cover half of leftfield for Soriano. The signing of Edmonds suggests that the Cubs’ front office is on tilt.