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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Enrique Wilson??

I stated in an earlier column that if Ronny Cedeno was not going to play that I thought it best he would be sent down. Well the Cubs sent him down today, but in doing so they went out and signed Enrique Wilson. Enrique has not shown any ability with the bat since 2000 and even that year it was less than 275 pa's. I hope that the Cubs do not put Wilson and Perez on the field at the same time because it would be an instant formula to kill the Cubs offense. Also off the bench Wilson does not provide much support defensively either.
The Cubs need to trade for a veteran player to help at SS or even come of the bench. This signing seems the Cbus are grasping at straws and I have a feeling they are going to get as much from Wilson as they did from Rey Ordonez last year. Assuming Baker inserts Hollandsworth back into starting lineup (very likely), the Cubs bench looks like this: Blanco, Macias, Dubois, Fontenot, Wilson and Grieve. This is a very pathetic bench, let's review them: Dubois is not much of a bench player and needs to play everyday to be more consistent, Blanco is ok for a backup catcher with his expertise is on defense, Macias should not even be on the roster, Fontenot needs more time to mature or needs to be on a bench that would not depend on him, Grieve who over the last couple years has become exclusively a pinch-hitter and well I already talked about Wilson above.
In a minor note Chad Fox was transferred to the 60-day DL to clear room on the 40 man roster so that the Cubs could sign Wilson.


  • What a joke, eh? The Pirates announcers broke out laughing when they heard they signed Enrique. Nice to see we can still be entertaining around the league.

    Why wouldn't you develop Cedeno? I liked his attitude and effort out there. I think he's a much better investment than Wilson is, to say the least.

    By Blogger Graham, at 4:22 PM  

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