Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
This isnt a big prediction on our 25 man roster but here it is anyways-
1. Soriano CF
2. Derosa 2B
3. Dlee 1st
4. Aram 3b
5. Jones RF
6. Barrett C
7. Murton LF
8. Izzy ss
T. Perez inf
1. Big Z
Pie, Marshall, Cedeno, Navoa, Guzman, Weurtz, Mateo, and Marmol etc. start in AAA... and Rusch likely to be released or traded.. I cant see us holding 3 lefty relievers, so I can see Ohman getting traded out of the three leftys .I love our pitching staff with Prior in there. Of course if he is not ready then place Miller there.
CHICAGO -- The Cubs completed their offseason acquisitions Wednesday, signing free agent outfielder Cliff Floyd to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2008.
Floyd, 34, batted .244 in 97 games with the New York Mets last season, hitting 11 homers and driving in 44 runs. He would most likely platoon in left in the Cubs' outfield after hitting .266 against right-handers, and is part of new manager Lou Piniella's plan to have a deep bench.
It will be a homecoming for Floyd, a Chicago native, who has played for the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox and the Mets. He has a career .279 average.
Floyd, who was on the '97 World Series champion Marlins team, was limited to 332 at-bats last year because of an injured Achilles tendon.
He was a three-sport star in baseball, football and basketball at Thornwood High School in South Holland, Ill.
Like I have said numorous times this does nothing but help the cubs!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
CF- Sori- Pie
RF- Jones- Coats
LF- Murton- Pagan
3B- Ram- Coats
2B- Derosa- Theriot
1st- Dlee- Ward
1. Big Z
I agree with everything on here, I love the idea of Sori in center and it looks like a winner to me.. the only person left to add is Floyd when they finalize his deal
Alot of this has to do with Sori wanting to play center and thats why I think Erstad is not a cub, and i think i speak for all cubs fans when i say im glad to see him join the White Sox!
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I know I've used that headline at least twice before. But the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that a Cliff Floyd deal might be completed this week.
The catch was getting Alfonso Soriano to sign off on trying center field. It appears that he's willing to try it - it was revealed to the crowd at the Cubs Convention yesterday. Soriano could shift to right field in 2008 when Felix Pie is ready.
Floyd will be the fourth outfielder for the Cubs. He'd make a solid bat off the bench. Lou Piniella seems to like Matt Murton and he'll hopefully get 500 ABs.
Meanwhile, the Daily Southtown reports that Jacque Jones could still be traded if the Cubs think Pie is ready to debut in right.
This move makes so much since, now that Sori will be in center like i stated yesterday it lets them sign Floyd to a deal and insure that he can spell Murton and Jones.. It even makes it possiable to trade Jones and gamble on Pie becuase if Pie doesnt work out you have Floyd to take the position in right.. This will just improve the team more.