Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cubs looking for a middle infielder?? Other Cubs Notes and the Boxscore.


Cubs Looking For Middle Infielder
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are trying to acquire another middle infielder so that they can play Mark DeRosa and Ryan Theriot simultaneously. I'm not a big believer in Theriot's offense, but preventing Jacque Jones from facing lefties is long overdue.
This may be related to the
vague rumor I mentioned yesterday, that the Cubs had a scout at a recent Jays/Braves game. Just a guess, but maybe the Cubs have their eye on 23 year-old second baseman Martin Prado? I don't know - neither of these teams is stocked with middle infield depth. Why not just use Eric Patterson?

As my emailer mentioned yesterday that the cubs are interested in trading for Renteria. Martin Prado is still a possibility. Having him is not much of an upgrade to EPatt just like MLBtraderumors says. Should be interesting how this unfolds!


Here are some more Cubs notes for today-

1. Jim Hendry is expected to resume talks with Z's agent this weekend in order to get a deal finalized by openinig day( which is 19 days from now)

2.Piniella changed his rotation order for the regular season, inserting Jason Marquis in the No. 3 spot between Ted Lilly and Rich Hill. Previously, Marquis was in the fifth spot, and the No. 3 spot was left open for the winner of the Prior-Wade Miller-Angel Guzman battle.Piniella said he doesn't think he'll skip the No. 5 spot for the first week, despite an off day.

3. Prior to pitch in minors at Fitch park on Friday.


Here is the Cubs box score against the Dbacks-


Pie went 2 for 4, he stays hot batting .344 this Spring

Miller pitched 4 innings gave up 5 hits and 2 runs but did strike out 5


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