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David DeJesus on the move in Chicago?

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11:12 PM ET 12.24 | Nate Schierholtz was brought in on a cheap contract in order to fill some holes that the team already possessed. Alfonso Soriano is being shopped daily, and David DeJesus can fill the slot at center field. That is, unless the Cubs decide to move DeJesus. Wait a minute - don't the Cubs need reliable outfielders? Why on Earth would they move DeJesus? While DeJesus had a good season last year, going .264/.345/.403 as a leadoff man for the Cubs (and really only OBP matters when were talking about leadoff hitters), he doesn't exactly fit in to the Cubs' long-term plans. He was last year what Nate Schierholtz is this year: a cheap fill-in. DeJesus has one more year on his contract and then has a $6.5 million option in 2014 with a $1.5 million buyout should the Cubs chose to go that route, which is unlikely.

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December 25, 2012  12:36 PM ET

about the d'backs?? angels are in need for a utility player though,,,

December 25, 2012  12:40 PM ET

I don't think the M's are in the market for an aging left-handed hitting OF with no power and a mediocre OBP. Saunders and Carp both need playing time; after a slow start Saunders had 19 HR. Carp's 2012 season was ruined by injuries, but the in 2011 he hit 276 with 12 HR in half a season. These guys need to play more, and there are more lined up behind them in the minors.

Maybe the Braves would give something for him? He could be a cheap version on Michael Bourne, with fewer strikeouts.

 
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