Post Tagged with: "Jeff Baker"
Not but a few weeks ago, we were presented with the very legitimate possibility that the Chicago Cubs fourth outfielder, Xavier Nady, would not actually be able to, you know,[Read More…]
The Chicago Cubs will be making a final decision on who will be making the team very soon, but before they can do so, they’ve got to decide which mix[Read More…]
Mike Fontenot is locked in a battle with Jeff Baker to be the starter at second base (even though it’s a natural platoon situation, but whatever – I don’t get[Read More…]
In yesterday’s first Spring Training game, Chicago Cubs second baseman Mike Fontenot slid awkwardly into third base in the fourth inning, banging his knee on the dirt. Fortunately, he’s ok.[Read More…]
One of the few open competitions on the Chicago Cubs this Spring is at second base. Incumbent, nominal starter Mike Fontenot had a terrible season last year after tearing it[Read More…]
We’ve speculated for a few weeks now that when Spring Training rolled around, there were really only going to be two spots available to be won on the Chicago Cubs’[Read More…]
With far more options to join the Chicago Cubs bench this year than there are spots, the team will have to make many difficult choices in filling out its 25-man[Read More…]
When it comes to prospects, the Chicago Cubs have not always shown an appropriately level of restraint in promoting them to the bigs, only to have them sit on the[Read More…]
We’ve long been assuming that the Chicago Cubs would go with some kind of platoon at second base this year, using Mike Fontenot primarily against righties and Jeff Baker primarily[Read More…]
Here’s a helpful recap of the players participating in Spring Training with the Chicago Cubs this year – pitchers and catchers report this week. Thanks to Bruce Miles for putting this[Read More…]
The Chicago Cubs are done making any major moves this offseason, and therefore, are apparently going to head into the 2010 season with a Mike Fontenot/Jeff Baker platoon at second[Read More…]
For three years, the Chicago Cubs batting order has been a particularly contentious source of debate, with the placement of outfielder Alfonso Soriano dominating the discussion. He came to the[Read More…]
There can be no doubt that the bulk of the offseason movement is behind us – re-signing John Grabow, dumping Milton Bradley, and signing Marlon Byrd and Xavier Nady are[Read More…]
Last year, Mike Fontenot was anointed the Chicago Cubs’ starting second baseman out of Spring Training following a 2008 season where he was dominant at the plate in a part-time role. He[Read More…]
The Chicago Cubs are widely known to be looking for a reserve outfielder and a right-handed reliever. And that’s it. Right? The representative for free agent Adam Kennedy said he[Read More…]
Today was the last day for arbitration-eligible players and their teams to exchange their proposed salaries for the upcoming season. Unsurprisingly, it also makes for a very popular day for[Read More…]
Without too many moving parts from last year to this, the batting order for the Chicago Cubs is not as prone to questioning as it has been in years past.[Read More…]
The 2010 Cubs Convention attendees list has finally been released, and it features new Cub Marlon Byrd and new Hall of Famer Andre Dawson (I don’t see him going to[Read More…]
Oh those Chicago Cubs. They are, as always, predictably unpredictable – with the exception that they are predictably disappointing. Now, with the advent of 2010, we can finally reflect dispassionately[Read More…]
We’ve heard plenty this offseason about the Chicago Cubs’ targets, but very little about current Cubs headed out the door. Two of the players that make sense as trade bait[Read More…]
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