Uhh..... this wouldn't be the SAME Jason Kendall about whom the Brewers fans were mocking the Cubs fans right here in this very forum when the Cubbies signed him in 2007, would it?
I'm sure it's that OTHER Jason Kendall, not the one they were mocking so, SO much back then.
I wasn't a fan then, I'm not a fan now. But there is a difference between the two situations -- A) Chicago had to give to get (AKA it was a trade, not a FA move), and much more importantly B) I felt Chicago had a superior option already in house with Soto. Turns out I was right, and now all the Cub fans I know can't stop gushing about Soto.
The Brewers have no such option in waiting, their best catching prospects are Angel Salome (finished the year amidst a 50 game suspension), and Jonathan Lucroy, who was drafted just last year. Their most advanced prospect in the system is Lou Palmisano, and he profiles most likely as a backup catcher, at best. The bulk of my criticism for the Cubs was based upon the fact they already had better in their system and were too afraid to turn it over to him. Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of Kendall, but I'm no fan of Estrada either. It's more or less a parallel move that has me saying "eh, whatever, at least he could score from 2nd on a single (unlike Estrada)."