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Friday, December 24, 2004

Eric Munson a Cub?

According to Peter Gammons the Cubs have some interest in non-tender FA Eric Munson. This could be a decent signing for the Cubs if they can get him to sign a 1-2 year deal for under 1.75 million a year. He would be a good lefty bat off the bench and could give Aramis and Derek Lee some needed days off during the year to keep them less fatigued.
Looking at Eric Munson's stats one would think that it would be a waste to sign him, but remember he was playing in a pitcher's park. Also last season when we traded for Michael Barrett his batting average for a career wasn't too high either. I put Munson in the same category, I guy with the ability to do better, but needs a change of scenery for whatever reason.
If this signing happens, the Cubs still need to go out and get a LF, a closer (though looks more like Dempster everyday), and another SP (as I stated in earlier post I don't think Rusch should be in rotation). It looks like Wil Ohman will be the lefty in the Cubs pen this year and he is tearing it up in the Winter Leagues and had a brief appearance in the majors a few years ago before injuring his arm.


  • testing

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:52 PM  

  • testing again

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:54 PM  

  • I think Glendon has earned his chance to start, though it would be wise to have a "just in case" guy ready to fill the five slot "just in case".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:32 PM  

  • I like Rusch as a swing man don't get me wrong. He is a great guy out of pen for long innings in a bad start and an above average replacement for a SP when he has to miss a start or 2. But I don't really want to see 28+ starts from him.

    By Blogger Greg Abcarian, at 10:29 PM  

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