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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Another Idea: Call up Ronny Cedeno

I know people have been campaigning for Nefi Perez to get All-star votes, but let’s be serious; he would better serve the Cubs on the bench. Being an everyday starter is starting to wear on him and he is becoming a liability at the plate lately. So why not call up Ronny Cedeno who did well in his brief appearance this year and since being sent down to Iowa he is tearing up the league. By calling him up and starting him at SS will he help us by giving Nefi a much needed rest and also let the Cubs release either Enrique Wilson or Jose Macias whom neither would be missed. Calling up Cedeno would also allow the Cubs evaluate if he is good enough to step in as starter next year and maybe saving themselves 8 million dollars by letting Nomar go as a FA. If that happens, maybe just maybe we could use that money to sign a bench player or 2 or even an OF.


  • Ronny is going to be in the bigs very soon. His stats for Iowa (.371/.415/.552) definitely show his potential. I believe he's the shortstop of the future, but I think they'll wait until next season, barring injury to Neifi Perez. Neifi is, unfortunately, one of "Dusty's Guys" so it's his job unless Nomar somehow comes back this season.

    However, I do agree with you that Ronny would likely perform better than Neifi.

    By Blogger Graham, at 12:54 PM  

  • Well what do ya know? Ronny got called up and Enrique Wilson got sent packing. Great decision there, but pretty much a no brainer. Why'd they get that stiff Enrique for anyway? So Dusty can bat him against the frickin' Yankees?

    By Blogger Graham, at 1:05 PM  

  • Now we just got to play him.

    By Blogger Greg Abcarian, at 2:14 PM  

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