Chicago Cubs: Revisiting Ryan Theriot’s Struggles

Posted: 1st June 2010 by Matt Poloni in MLB
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I recently wrote an article comparing the Cubs' two leadoff hitters, Ryan Theriot and Kosuke Fukudome, in which I ultimately came to the conclusion that Theriot was the better option to hit atop the batting order in large part because Fukudome might find himself on the bench before too long. Shortly thereafter, Lou Piniella decided to replace Theriot at second base with Mike Fontenot and said the move might "be more than a one day thing." Suffice it to say that I wasn't feeling too smart when that news came across the wires. I'm not against the move. Fontenot is a good ballplayer and has played well enough to deserve a starting spot that isn't dependent on Aramis Ramirez's injury status. And since Fukudome hasn't found himself mired in a complete slump yet, he should be able to hold down t ...

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