Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

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  1. agronclone

    agronclone Member

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    This is an old article from november, before the bradley trade, but i haven't heard anything definitive about theriot working on 2nd base until i read this. Probably a good idea. Fontenot is a good candidate off the bench, but an everyday 2nd baseman is probably not the best for him or the cubs.
    Cubs pursuing short-term shortstop for2010? - MLB Daily Dish
     
  2. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    I have been saying this for a long time. Theriot would fare much better at second, and the Cubs should be seeking a shortstop during the off-season.
     
  3. dtclones

    dtclones Well-Known Member

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    Theriot doesn't have the arm to be a SS. He is much better suited for 2nd base. Now the question is who would take his place at SS.
     
  4. LetsPlay2

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    They have a good SS in their minor league system right now called Starlin and I believe he is in Double-A and, from what I have been hearing, he might make it to the majors this year.
     
  5. SchuellerClones

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    I would be ok with the Cubs getting Tejada for a 1 year deal that is heavy on incentives. He can still hit, might not have the range for SS but i would like the bat.
     
  6. agronclone

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    starlin castro is only 19 or 20 years old. he only has a couple months experience in the minors, albeit a very productive couple of months (near .300 average, lots of speed, and great defensively). my only concern is that the cubs don't have a good track record in bringing up young players (patterson brothers, for example). but if the kid can hit .260 and get on base at .330 or better, it wouldn't be much of a downgrade from what fontenot did last season. and that may be an advantage because of the speed the kid could bring around the bases, and the increased range at shortstop.
     
  7. JP4CY

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    The Patterson's have nothing compared to the potential I thought Felix Pie had. Heck, I thought Angel Pagan had some too.
     
  8. melt

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    I thought Theriot and Fontenot were products of the Cubs farm system, or did they pick them up in a trade?
     
  9. TheCaptain

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    Fontenot came from Balt in the Sosa deal.
     
  10. Clonegrad07

    Clonegrad07 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinknig Tejada also... that'd be a STELLAR 1 year pick up... and the dude can flat rake...
     
  11. agronclone

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    theriot was drafted by the cubs, but they received fontenot for sosa from baltimore. at the same time, those guys were in their mid-20's before they were brought up to the big-leagues.
     
  12. ThatllDoCy

    ThatllDoCy Well-Known Member

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    I like Theriot and if this keeps him in the lineup for a long time great!
     
  13. 3GenClone

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    As a Twins fan, I was really impressed with Orlando Cabrera's leadership near the end of the season last year. He has the problem of being one of those polarizing players if he doesn't gel with the team (i.e. Milton Bradley). If he cuts down on his errors and steps up to a leadership position he could be a good signing.
     
  14. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    From what I watched of the divisional series of the Twins vs. Yanks, Orlando did play well.
     
  15. agronclone

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  16. TarHeelHawk

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    Andres Blanco.

    See above.
     
  17. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    Castro is the only reason Theriot is working out at 2nd, but I don't see him playing that position until the Sept call ups. Apparently, Starlin's the real deal and will probably be up this year...most likely in Chi-towm to stay come 2011.

    If you think about it, there is no other reason to go after Guzman as hard as the Cubs have this off-season. Long term, he's garbage, but may serve as a servicable 'stop-gap' 2 bagger. The transition from SS to 2nd won't be easy for Theriot.

    For those of you talking Tejada...I want what you're into. Not going to happen.
     
  18. Clonegrad07

    Clonegrad07 Well-Known Member

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    I HATE Xavier Nady... he sucks.
    Reed Johnson hustles, but isn't a great player.... all around.
    Jermaine Dye would be the best of the bunch, but he's a liability sometimes in Right Field. But he can hit...
     
  19. Clonegrad07

    Clonegrad07 Well-Known Member

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    Think again man... he came up in 2005 as a 2nd baseman and played most of 2006 as a 2nd baseman. It wasn't until 2007 that he made the switch to SS.
     
  20. cycloneman003

    cycloneman003 Well-Known Member

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    this is definitely not because the cubs are lookin a SS's for this year. this is for the future. Starlin Castro is going to be a freak. sounds like he'll be in the majors by mid-summer.
     

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