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4 responses to “Derrek Lee to the Giants?”

  1. Butcher

    Defense at 1B is probably the least important position on the field to have a defensive whiz. It’s why Big Papi plays there when he isn’t DHing. It’s why Jim Thome plays there when he isn’t DHing. It’s why they move ballplayers who can still rake, but have gotten too fat to play anywhere else to 1B.

  2. KB

    1. Derrek Lee is my favorite Cub.
    2. I would trade him in a minute.

    As the above reply mentioned, a first baseman’s value is almost entirely based on his bat, and Lee is not a primo offensive force anymore. (and even his once-vaunted defense has declined to point that now he’s merely average, or slightly above average, with the glove).

    Also, isn’t he making $13 Mil next year, not ten? That’s an absurd amount to pay for a league-average 1st sacker.

    Hendry needs to improve this team, and as much as I love Lee, if there’s actually a taker out there, I think a trade would benefit the Cubs. Had this occurred in the off-season, Matt Cain would have been a possibility in return, but now that’d be impossible.

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