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Well this is one of the busier Saturdays you’ll see.

Today, Lance Berkman signed with the St. Louis Cardinals (um, what?) for one year, and $8 million. He’ll play left field (where he hasn’t played since 2007), and Matt Holiday will shift to right field. For a team that has won championships, in large part, on defense, having Ryan Theriot at short, Lance Berkman in left, and Matt Holiday in right… it could be an adventure.

Then again, it’s the Cardinals, so you can probably start polishing the Gold Gloves.

The Cubs are running out of first base options, and fast. It still looks like Chris Davis is coming the Cubs’ way, but the question is whether he’s expected to be *the* first baseman, or *a* first baseman. Carlos Pena remains the most likely free agent option.

  • Serio

    Well the Cubs arnt going to spend a dime. Dig that home boy

    • Ace

      Run ‘n tell dat, home, home, home, hoooome boy.

      • CubsFanatic

        Antoine Dodson? But seriously. I think LaRoche and Davis would be a good pair at 1st. But we need to get Orlando Hudson first. Then trade Fukodome if Jackson is ready. But in all honesty, if they don’t sign at least Hudson, this year will hopefully be full of our prospects getting a shoot. But look on the bright side guys. Maybe Hendry will be gone after this year. :) Though I hope our Scouting Director stays if Hendry is gone.

        • Serio

          I like where your heads at!

        • Raymond Robert Koenig

          Good post. At least get Hudson. Get rid of Hendry. The sooner, the better.

          • Ace

            You’ve been pimping Hudson all offseason, and with every move the Cubs don’t make (and the longer he doesn’t sign), the more attractive of an option he becomes. I still don’t think the Cubs are content to relegate DeWitt to a bench option (particularly after re-signing Baker), but the longer Hudson goes unsigned, you never know.

  • curt

    are we going 2 do anything r wait till everyone is gone oh yeah we hve 2 wait because the man looking is the same man who caused all this well see what happens when some of this big money comesoff the books after next year

  • Raymond Robert Koenig

    Even after next year the Cubs are stil stuck with Soriano. They’re only HALFWAY through his contract.

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