According to Jerry Crasnick , it appears the Chicago Cubs will tender an offer to infielder Mike Fontenot. And to think things were going so well this winter for a while... So far, Cubs GM Jim Hendry has unloaded dead weight Aaron Heilman via trade to Arizona, Kevin Gregg to free agency andáAaron Miles (with Jake Fox) to Oakland for prospects. The deconstruction of the disappointing 2009 team was well under way. But now Hendry wants to bring back Fontenot, which puzzles me to say the least. Fontenot emerged as a cult hero in Chicago after breaking out in 2008 as a key bench player. He hit .305 with nine home runs, 40 runs batted in, and a staggering .909 OPS in only 243 at bats. It looked like Mighty Mouse had game! In the miserable winter that followed the 2008 season, though, Hendry tra ...
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