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    Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    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



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    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.



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    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.



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    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.


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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    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.



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    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.



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    Quote Originally Posted by agronclone View Post
    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.
    The Patterson's have nothing compared to the potential I thought Felix Pie had. Heck, I thought Angel Pagan had some too.



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

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



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    Fontenot came from Balt in the Sosa deal.



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

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



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    Quote Originally Posted by melt View Post
    I thought Theriot and Fontenot were products of the Cubs farm system, or did they pick them up in a trade?
    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.



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

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


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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    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.



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    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.
    From what I watched of the divisional series of the Twins vs. Yanks, Orlando did play well.



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    Re: Cubs' Theriot told to work on 2nd base

    i just read something about the cubs interest in jermaine dye. and also xavier nady. reed johnson still is in the mix, but whoever doesn't get a full-time gig somewhere else may end up in chicago.
    New Chicago Cubs hitting coach expects to exceed high expectations - chicagotribune.com

    Cubs Considering Free Agent Outfielder Options: Reed Johnson and Xavier Nady | Bleacher Nation | Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Commentary



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