With the Marlon Byrd signing shoring up the center field situation, the biggest weakness in the Cubs lineup, provided Geovanny Soto turns things around, is now at second base. It seems as though the Cubs are content to open the season with the trio of Jeff Baker, Mike Fontenot, and Andres Blanco set to man second base, with Baker in position to get the bulk of the playing time. While there are worse options than Baker, there is a better option currently sitting in free agency, and that is Felipe Lopez. I have long been an advocate of the Cubs acquiring the switch-hitting former All-Star, and when the Nationals put him up on the trading block last season, I hoped the Cubs would jump on him. Instead the Brewers made a move for him, and he hit .320 BA with 3 HR and 32 RBI in 66 just games fol ...
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