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According to the Baltimore Sun, the Mets and Cubs have made strong offers to Dave Newhan. Newhan, who was not tendered by the Orioles, has a great chance to make both clubs, but will probably have to accept a minor league deal. If he were to join the Cubs, he would could make the roster if they decide to send Ronny Cedeno to Triple A Iowa to play regularly. Although, he is almost guaranteed a spot on the Mets roster, assuming the Mets look to trading for a pitcher. Newhan, who batted .252 with 4 HR and 18 RBI will most likely decide after the New Year.
This is curious to me. But of course if he is just signed to a minor league deal with the chance to make it to the big leagues I really dont have a problem with it. He is a lefty bat, but not a stolen base threat or a HR threat. Im not sure why we do have intrest unless we get him for really cheap and he doesnt have a guareented spot on the ML team. He looked good in 04 but anything before or after wasent a big deal. If they start him in center over Pie or Jones I will be pissed!