OMG! OMG! OMG! This is the most exciting thing ever!!!
Cubs acquire relieve Justin Germano from Boston for cash; Jairo Asencio designated for assignment. Coleman scratched from Iowa start.
— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) July 19, 2012
OK, maybe it's not so exciting.
But Coleman is probably heading to St. Louis, which probably means something is actually going to happen with Dempster soon. Probably.
Or not. We're taking a wait and see approach.
The Cubs are now saying that Coleman is only being sent to St. Louis in case Germano can't get there in time for the game. This smells like bullshit to me since A) they wouldn't have to DFA Asencsio until they are ready to activiate Germano and 2) When did a journey from Boston to St. Louis become such an ordeal that he might not make it by tomorrow's game? Maybe Germano is Amish and he can only travel by horse and buggy? There just doesn't seem to be any real reason to have Coleman standing by as a contingency for the Germano acquisition.