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#1 Oswego Chris

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:39 AM

Here is a bit of out "out of the box" thinking for you.....

If the Cubs keep Pena, we have a platoon in all three OF spots...LaHair/Sori, Jackson/Byrd, Colvin/Reed Johnson(of course that's assuming Jackson is ready...BIG assumption)...that would give us 4 lefthanded bats to trot out there...something I have never seen in my 43 years of Cub suffering...If they do dump Soriano, even better, but if he played against lefties only(you know, the kind that don't throw right handed sliders)...you could recoup some of your investment...there is also something to be said for all of these guys competing for playing time

If you don't sign Pena...throw Campana into the mix....

just some random thoughts...I am a big believer in the "platoon"..it takes a special lefty to be able to hit lefties...and if any of you on BN have a decent RH slider...I am pretty sure you could whiff Soriano....

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:21 AM

I'm fine with that kind of an idea (mostly the left field part), but you can't carry six outfielders (even if LaHair is a tweener), let alone seven with Campana.

As much as I say I'm not convinced on LaHair, though, I'd absolutely be on board with giving him a shot in LF, even if Soriano isn't dealt.

That said, I have nightmarish visions of the Hollandsworth/Dubois platoon that was supposed to be awesome...

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 07:22 AM

in some ways, this is what we've been doing this year already.. and it hasn't exactly worked out for us.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:28 AM

In addition, how about a Pujols/Fielder platoon and a Cashman/Epstein platoon?

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 10:26 AM

Maybe a right handed hitting coach & a left handed hitting coach!??!?

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:07 AM

How about a Quade/Don Zimmer managing platoon?

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:32 PM

How about a Quade/Don Zimmer managing platoon?

We could call it Quimmer and feed it chewing tobacco and episodes of Leave it to Beaver to keep both sides of it happy.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:53 PM

Maybe we can trade Big Z for a bucket of Left Handed Curveballs to throw to all those lefties in BP!!

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:41 PM


How about a Quade/Don Zimmer managing platoon?

We could call it Quimmer and feed it chewing tobacco and episodes of Leave it to Beaver to keep both sides of it happy.

That begs for a photoshop (that is far beyond my skillz).

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 10:36 PM

this topic is funny




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