I think Hairston would be a nice fit in the Cubs lineup. He has speed and the capability to get on base at a pretty good rate. But I have to wonder who he could replace for playing time?
Walker - pretty good hitter, but defense is very suspect
Burnitz - very good power, but .250 avg or below is very possible
Hollandsworth - fragile, but would Hairston get the nod over the very capable Dubois and Kelton is also in the mix?
It doesn't look good for Hairston right now, but you never know.