peoria sports complexThe Cubs to Peoria – Arizona, not Illinois – to take on the Padres this afternoon.

Although they’ve already been cut (technically), both Jorge Soler and Javier Baez are in the lineup today, as Dale Sveum gives his vets a day off. Look at where they are in the lineup, and allow your dreams to run wild.

Alberto Gonzalez starts for the fourth straight day, which is partly due to the split squadding, but there were other guys available to start. I’m now pretty strongly convinced that he’s getting a very serious look as the “extra” 25th man, if the Cubs open the season without Ian Stewart.

Edwin Jackson starts for the Cubs. The game is available (audio) via Cubs.com/MLB.com.

The lineup:

1. Dave Sappelt, CF

2. Darnell McDonald, LF

3. Jorge Soler, RF

4. Javier Baez, SS

5. Steve Clevenger, C

6. Edwin Maysonet, 3B

7. Brent Lillibridge, 1B

8. Alberto Gonzalez, 2B

9. Edwin Jackson, P



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