Yesterday, the Cubs released outfielder Fernando Perez. I have been a long and unabashed fan of Perez -- even since his days with the Rays. Perez is a writer and poet and frequent blogger, whose tumblr blog is both interesting and complex.
Fernando has had two straight rough seasons. His rough 2010 precipitated his part in the Matt Garza trade, where he played the role of the down prospect with a chance of resurgence. Out of spring training, Reed Johnson won the Cubs 4th outfielder role -- a move I criticized at the time, but about which I was probably wrong considering recent revelations.
It might be worth mentioning something to the note of the Cubs failing miserably on the Matt Garza trade, but that is both an exaggeration and an ill-timed observation.
I really do hope the outfield rambler finds a new home (maybe with the Rays?). He had been improving through the recent months, even hitting homer earlier in July, so hopefully there's a team out their willing to give him another shot.