Mustangs989 wrote:Well Gerut has shown the ability to be successful in the majors before. In 2003 he had an .830 OPS and 22HR. He doesn't have great speed but can probably steal 8 or so bases a season. He is relatively old though at 27 years old. I'm just not sold on Dubois, he struck out in almost 1/3 of his PA this year. Sure he's got the power there is no denying that but the guy can't take a walk and K's a ton. He's also absolutely horrible defensively. I don't think it's too significant of a move but overall I like the deal for the Cubs.
appreciate the enlightenment mustang - im feelin a bit better about the deal now - although the knee injury he's been dealing with for the past season or two worries me a bit still. Again though, im gonna wait and see how he does. Maybe he becomes the next ichiro, singles here, doubles there