first off, dougout dice.... hahahaha. very nice.
secondly, this is a good move for the cubs. they need someone up there who can actually gives derek lee and co. rbi opprotunities. so while this may hurt patterson's run production, i think the biggest loss from this move will be steals, which he wasn't getting a ton of, anyways. he'll drive in more runs there, but the loss in SB makes this bad from a fantasy baseball perspective.
still, consider this a small boost for hte likes of prior, c-zam, etc.