Tommy La Stella traded, Terrmel Sledge get hired and decision Addison Russell looms – The Athletic


In what looked like an ultimate tribute to Tommy La Stella – the bench player Joe Maddon once described as someone who could get up at 3 am and hit anyone – the Cubs announced Thursday's deal with the Los Angeles Angels at 3 pm

Tommy Being Tommy meant a war of jokes with Cubs leaders, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, during spring training, when he organized the construction of a house for bouncy kids on their parking spaces in the Team complex, Arizona.

Tommy Being Tommy turned the club into one of the club's most popular players, forgiving his New Jersey sabbatical while initially refusing to run for Triple-A Iowa during the 2016 Dream Season.

Tommy Being Tommy has generated 24 pin-hits in 2018, setting a new franchise record in one season.

Stella earned her World Series ring and contributed to four playoff teams at Wrigley Field. La Stella's friendship with Jake Arrieta and a strange College World Series …

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