Friday, February 20, 2009

Hudson Gone, Teahen Not Coming Either. Other Notes

-Orlando Hudson signed a one year deal worth 3.4 million and 4.6 million in incentives. The Cubs did not want to lose a draft pick and the Dodgers eventually decided to sign Hudson. One thing this does effect is the Royals trading Teahen or releasing him because they did not land Hudson. So as of right now the Cubs will still go with Gathright as the 5th outfielder, Hoffpauir to back up first, and one backup middle infielder.

There are still guys the Cubs will look at during spring training. A couple of names I am hearing are Jose Valentin and free agent Nomar Garciaparra.

- Bill White signed a minor league deal with the Cubs this off season was released today for failing a physical. The Cubs added Brian Schlitter to the list of non-roster invitees.

- Marmol may not pitch for the Dominican in the WBC because he wants to focus on the Cubs upcoming season. Soto, Lilly, and Fukudome are still going to play in the WBC.

- Soriano is telling people he will start stealing a lot of bases again. If he is going to be in the lead off spot he better.

- Lou says he plans on having Bradley bat clean-up as of right now. That could change fast though.

Lou's Lineup??


That is it for now, I will keep you posted!


Nick I Cub Fan said...

I think Cubs are about set. They need to figure out who their 5th starter is. And who the 7th relif pitcher is. There is no need to trade for anyone yet. The rest of the division all got weaker. If cubs need help they can get it in june. Just my 2 cent worth.

Anonymous said...

I think this lineup is likely

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of having Bradly in the 4th spot. I still think we will get Nomar.

Anonymous said...

lou is an idiot if he has soriano and lee 1st and 3rd again this year.

Anonymous said...

I like bradley in the 4 spot, but would prefer him at 3 before Ramirez. Ramirez hit 100+ RBIs with DP DLee in front of him. I like Bradley before him to either move up the runner or get on, not get a DP and end the inning. Ramirez was a leadoff hitter a lot last year because of Lee. I think Lee fits better in 5 hole.

Soriano R
Fontenot L
Bradley S
Ramirez R
Lee R
Fukudome L
Soto R
Theriot R