Hello all, instead of listening to the Professors ramble all day I ponder what the cubs will do next and I was wondering what everyone things of this lineup, I've been reading all kinds of stuff that people have posted on who we should get, but this is what I think:
1. Soriano - RF Rotation: Zambrano
2. Lugo - SS ???(Schmidt/Westbrook/Lilly?)
3. Lee - 1B Hill
4. ARAM - 3B Meche
5. Barrett - C Prior/Miller/Rookie
6. Murton - LF
7. Pie - CF
Bench: Pagan Pen: Cotts
Batting order may need a little switching around. And the Bench and Pen may be a little incomplete, and some of the guys in the pen could be used as trade bait to get a starter.
As you notice, there is an abscence of J. Jones and Cesar and a pen guy or two aren't listed, but I wouldn't mind seeing them leave to get a pitcher in a trade. I hear alot of Murton getting traded, but I think that would be a big mistake. He is cheap and will develop, while Jones is more expensive and well...is Jones. Something that makes my lineup a little different is throwing Pie into the starting lineup. I think with the lineup we have, it wouldn't be so bad to throw him in there and let him learn on the job, who knows...he could develop quickly and having Lee, Aram, Soriano, Barrett playing along side of him he may elevate his game to a new level. I wouldn't oppose signing Roberts to take over CF either though, and the only way I think we should part with Pie is if we get someone of a very high Caliber for many years in return. I also hope Theriot is the starter at 2nd, once again I think this kid is going to be pretty good, and if not then we have DeRosa not far away who can swap roles with him. JUST DON'T TRADE MURTON!!! Well I was just floating this out there for you guys to tear apart or let me know what you think!