Monday, March 24, 2008
The Cubs are having trouble finding a trade partner and are now looking at Reed Johnson as the candidate to platoon with Reed Johnson. Johnson still has to clear waivers, so the Cubs won't make a move till then. Personally, I think the Cubs would be better off going with Ronny Cedeno or Eric Patterson platooning in center, but that is only because I have faith in some of the young Cubs players. However, Johnson is a .281 career hitter and has averaged 10 homeruns from 2003-2006. I think he could be solid pickup for the Cubs, but it would further push Matt Murton out of a job. Cubs GM Jim Hendry is determined to make a move, and it will probably come mid week with the signing of Johnson.