According to numerous reports, Jim Hendry is awaiting word on whether Fukudome will be coming to MLB or staying in Japan. Hendry has made it no secret that he wants a guy that plays good defense, a lefthanded RF with good power and high OBP. He has sent many scouts to Japan to check out Fukudome and Hendry even mentioned Fuk's name on the radio, Internet, and papers. It is obvious that the Cubs want him bad and are willing to pay a hefty price for him. Why else would they be ideal while other teams are making moves. Expect Hendry to try to blow away Fukudome with a contract to convince him to come here. He's not going to waste time by pussy footing in negotiations with him. Like I said before expect Hendry to offer him a 4 to 5 year contract worth 12-15 million a year with incentives similar to what Dice K got!
The Cubs need Fukudome, he would pull the lineup together well.
You could actually put Fuk in between Lee and Aram too. Either way that lineup looks really good!