Thanks to ROTOWIRE-
Jacque Jones (CHC - RF)
News: Jones could see more at-bats in the second half, especially if the Cubs send down Felix Pie, the Cubs' Web Site reports. "We'll give him a chance," manager Lou Piniella said of Jones.Impact: If the Cubs can't move Jones (and they've already tried), they might just stick him in center field and use him against right-handed pitchers. As such, Jones is a good player to speculate on for the second half. He's capable of 10 homers and 10 steals if he gets the at-bats. (RotoWire - Sat. Jul 7, 2007 )
Felix Pie (CHC - CF)
News: The Cubs are expected to open the second half with a little different roster, and a key decision will be whether Pie is better suited in the role he's in now, or if he needs to get more at-bats in the minor leagues, the Cubs' Web Site reports.Impact: Pie was batting .217 in 47 games, and 19-for-89 in his last 29 games, but he hasn't been starting regularly in center. Even with Ryan Dempster's status uncertain, the Cubs want to get back to 12 pitchers. If Pie gets sent down, Jacque Jones could get regular at-bats in center field against right-handed pitching. (RotoWire - Sat. Jul 7, 2007 )
This is not good news to me. This means Jones cant find a home and as a result take Pie's spot in CF. Yes we are 5.5 games out of first but we got there with Pie in the lineup and coming off the bench. We didn't get to 5.5 games out by playing Jones everyday in CF. Pie's defense enough should hand him the CF roll, his base stealing and pinch running abilities are far better than Jones and right now I trust him in a hitting roll far better than I trust JJ.
If they want to make a roster move how bout TRADING JONES! No more lets see what we can get for him. Get a bucket off ball and pay a large portion of his contract and send him to Texas, White Sox or to the Fish. Want another idea to free up some roster spots? Send Eyre or Izturis packing! Alot of teams need bullpen help and I'm sure a team would take a chance on Eyre. Izzy could be valuable off the bench for alot of teams, why not send him to the O's???
There are so many solutions other than sending the kid to Iowa. DON'T SEND PIE DOWN!