Pogotheostrich wrote:Cubs get the leadoff hitter they need and don't have to give up too much to get him.
Is this the expected lineup?
at this point i guess that would be the expected lineup with a couple notes. I would have perez platoon with Cedeno at the beginning of the year but i think cedeno takes it permanently by June he hit .300 last year. It was only in 80 at bats but I think that is enough to show skill without it being a fluke for a week. that's a solid month of baseball. I bet Perez also platoons with Walker if we don't trade him for a better 2B like Soriano maybe although I've heard there is a deal on the table for him to go to the dodgers on mlbtraderumors.com.
Plus now that we have pierre in center I don't think there is any need for patterson. He's a mediocre CF who is behind a good CF with a great prospect in Pie coming up. I bet we trade him. I don't want him in Right and I would prefer to trade him for just about anyone, mench would be better. Higher average, more power. Huff could even be could. We could package Walker and patterson and maybe a mid-level prospect or 2 to the d-rays for lugo and huff. I also heard an idea floating around, i don't know how legit it actually was but..., that we would trade patterson walker and others to them for those 2 plus gathright which would be a good deal but now that we have pierre is unnecessary.
oh and mlbtraderumors is the best and worst thing to happen to me ever. great site for trade rumors. Bad site for college homework, especially during finals.