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Why DeJesus is OK now that he's hurt

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07:09 AM ET 07.10 | Talk about your silver linings. David DeJesus writhed in pain on the warning track last month after spraining his shoulder crashing into that wall at CitiField in New York. And he doesn't exactly enjoy watching his team fighting to try to win games -- and stay intact -- without him while he works to return from the disabled list. But he never wanted to leave Chicago, either. And the timing of his injury isn't lost on the versatile outfielder -- who was one of the Cubs' top trading assets until the injury. "I don't ever want to get hurt. And it's tough to watch these games and not be able to do something to help the team out," he said. "But at the end, on the other side is if our family could stay in Chicago and stay with the Cubs' organization."

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July 10, 2013  07:45 AM ET

That has been the latest craze. Getting hurt to stay with the Cubs. That is how you outsmart the team

July 10, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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That has been the latest craze. Getting hurt to stay with the Cubs. That is how you outsmart the team

Matt Garza will hurt himself any day now, just like last year.

July 10, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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Matt Garza will hurt himself any day now, just like last year.

It would be worth it to stay with the Cubs. Feldman was punching lockers before the trade went through

July 10, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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It would be worth it to stay with the Cubs. Feldman was punching lockers before the trade went through

It seems like only Peavy went that route for the White Sox. He's a real gamer.

July 10, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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That has been the latest craze. Getting hurt to stay with the Cubs. That is how you outsmart the team

Yup...can't get traded while on the DL.

July 10, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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Matt Garza will hurt himself any day now, just like last year.

Why would he want to stay in Chicago? He's got a shot to go to a contender.

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July 10, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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Why would he want to stay in Chicago? He's got a shot to go to a contender.

It's very easy to understand. He's already settled in. There is no guarantee any team he is traded to will make the playoffs anyway. Not to mention he may be used only sparingly wherever he goes, only to be discarded at the end of the season.

July 10, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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The Cubs...a century of futility.

Hey.................any team can have a bad century!!!

<chuckles>

A former buddy of mine made up shirts that said that and sold them in front of Wrigley.

July 10, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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Why would he want to stay in Chicago? He's got a shot to go to a contender.

It's an awesome town, crappy politics notwithstanding.

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July 11, 2013  12:00 AM ET
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Makes sense if the guy is content to just play for a paycheck, and not to win. Being traded midseason and uprooting (or not seeing) your family would be a pain in that scenario.

It can't be easy but it is part and parcel of being a professional athlete.

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