Sunday, June 24, 2007
Chicago Cub watchers are calling it a toss-up as to who will be traded next: Jacque Jones or Caesar Izturis. Both players were expected to start when the season began but have become highly expendable of late. With the success of Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot at short and second base and Mark DeRosa being a more versatile infield backup (also slated as a starter when the season began) Izturis' services are no longer needed. It is no secret that the Cubs have been shopping Jones since last winter. He is talented but the Cubs are suddenly long on right fielders, now that Pie is set in center.