Forbidden Love is a Cubs DNA series where our staff waxes poetic about a player on a team other than the Cubs. Maybe even one you think they should hate. In this installment, Staci just says what everyone's thinking by gushing over dreamy Tampa Bay Rays starter Tyler Glasnow.
When is forbidden love of a player not really forbidden? There are all sorts of reasons we love players on other teams, but Tyler Glasnow has literally all of the reasons. We love him out of spite: The Pirates traded him and Austin Meadows to the Rays for Chris Archer, and let's just say one side of that deal worked out much, much better than the other.
We also love him because he's talented. The trade worked out for the Rays because while Archer was putting up a 4.93 ERA in Pittsburgh and fighting injury problems that ultimately led to surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, Glasnow was thriving in Tampa (Right? Who does that?) with a 2.99 ERA and a whopping 12.8 K/9. It's amazing to think that the Pirates almost let him flounder into obscurity because they were completely inept at developing his talent, but... ehhhhh, it's the Piebutts. What else is new.
Oh hey... did I mention Tyler is dreamy? It's not like I can ignore this particular part of the Tyler Glasnow experience, particularly because he stands 6'8" and looks like an extremely tall Cillian Murphy.
But it's pretty close?
To drive my point home, one day during the playoffs, the following video appeared in the DNA group DM with only this comment from Caleb: "So, Glasnow is dreamy. Huh."
And really, who can blame any of us for noticing that Tyler is, in fact, super dreamy? Even other MLB players aren't immune to it!
I mean, if DOO can't hold himself together, how am I supposed to?
What I'm saying here is that if you're looking for a non-Cub to obsess over, you can't get more perfect than Tyler Glasnow. Let's just, uh, find someone to have a chat with Kevin Cash about pulling his pitchers too early in big games from now on, shall we? Or else we might be talking about World Series Champion Tyler Glasnow.