- Lou will decide on Sundays who will be the backup catcher and closer. Koyie Hill and Kevin Gregg.
- The Cubs sent Brad Snyder to AAA Iowa and removed from the 40 man roster. The Cubs are expected to cut more players this weekend with Spring Training finally coming to a close.
- Check out the latest on Peavy thanks to MLBTR.
- If Fukudome continues his woes with the bat and shows he cannot handle CF as well as Lou thinks he can, he may be traded or sent to AAA. There is not a lot of teams that would take on his salary and he would have to waive his NTC before any deal is made. One thing I suggest if his struggles continue is trading Fukudome for Gary Matthews Jr. There contract are very similar. Kosuke is owed 38 million over the next 3 seasons and Matthews is owed 33 million over the next 3 season so contracts are almost a push. Matthews has said he wants to play pretty much everyday so he wants out of LA and Fukudome is quickly becoming this years scape goat and the season has not even started. Both could use a change of scenery and both would provide value to their new teams.
Fukudome would be used as a late inning defensive replacement, insurance in case Vlad gets hurt, and a high OBP guy the Angels are looking for. Gary Matthews would give the Cubs a decent leadoff hitter and great defense in the outfield. Jr. is also use to Wrigley and would benefit a lot from a hitters park in the weak Central Division. If he came to the Cubs I would expect his numbers to be right below what he put up in Texas in 2006.
Just a thought though. More to Come