Here is my lineup, bench, rotation, and bullpen if the Season started today-
1. Soriano LF
2. Fonty 2b
3. Bradley RF
4. Aram 3b
5. Soto C
6. Lee 1st
7. Fukudome CF
8. Theriot SS
- Miles IF
- Hoffpauier 1st/LF/RF
- Gathright OF
- K. Hill C
- Johnson OF
- Marmol C
- Gregg SU
Guys who just did not make it-
Cedeno- I do think he will likely be put on waivers or traded before opening day.
Pie- Same goes with Pie, they signed Gathright because he has better speed, defense, and more of an established hitter in the big leagues.
Hart- I see him starting in AAA Iowa or traded. Just does not have the stuff to stick.
Weurtz- My wild card. I think he could start in AAA and make his way to Chicago like last season. He just has a hard time throwing strikes. You could flip flop him with Guzman but Angel has a better arm than Weurtz.
Wells- Still has some work to do, even though he was a stud last season up at the big league level.
Fox- Coming off surgery once again, will start in AAA.
Of course this could change in a hurry if the Cubs sign another starter or trade for one. They could also sign Bako or Hank White. Plus to be rumored to have interest in Rich Aurilia. One question I have for you is this- If they have interest in Aurilia, why no rumors about Nomar, Doug Mientkiewicz, Craig Counsell, or Juan Uribe??? All them have similar numbers and are about as versatile.