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Mar
24
2008

Cubs Coming Down Home Stretch

By Jack Cobra  |  Comments (0) | Hype It Up!  |   Filed Under: Baseball | Cubs | Featured | Jack Cobra Archive
ramirez.royals.jpgThere are just a few days left in Spring Training and as the Cubs began the final preparations for the season a few things happened over the weekend.....

First, Mark DeRosa finally let out that he was getting pretty annoyed with all the trade rumors surrounding Brian Roberts and I can't blame the guy. It would be nice if DeRosa could start the season with a little peace of mind and be allowed to do his job. I don't think the Roberts trade is going to get done at this point, so the earliest a move will be made is around the All-Star Break, if needed.

Next, the Cubs ARE still looking for a backup, right handed hitting player who can play center field and it looks like they might be able to get that checked off the list from some of the players cut by other teams. Jeff DaVanon and Reed Johnson are two of the players that the Sun-Times talks about and I think the Cubs would be lucky to get either of them based on their past experience. DeVanon has a little bit more experience with playing center field, but it will probably come down to which player clears waivers and signs with the Cubs for the best price.

Third, Aramis Ramirez is heating up and we all know what happens next...complete demolition of the competition. This is nice to see as Derrek Lee and Kosuke Fukudome still work out the bugs in their swings.

Fourth, Jason Marquis had another strong outing on Sunday and seems to have the lead for the final rotation spot heading into the season...unless he is traded.

Finally.....Scott Eyre is going to be out for awhile with an elbow issue and the guess here is that if Carmen Pignatiello keeps pitching like has this Spring....Eyre may not have a job to come back to.

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