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Olt still the Cubs' odd man out

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07:24 AM ET 12.30 | Much ado will be made this season about Wrigley Field celebrating its 100th anniversary, but it's the first year for rookie manager Rick Renteria, ad he has some decisions to make. The Cubs used six third basemen in 2013, and they combined to bat .221, the lowest at that position in the NL. They did total 30 home runs, second best in the NL. Luis Valbuena had the most at-bats and appears to be the front-runner for the job in '14. But he batted .218. The Cubs will give Mike Olt a good look. Olt was untouchable in 2012, but the Rangers agreed to part with him to get Matt Garza last July. Olt was hit in the head while playing in the Dominican Republic in 2012 and having trouble with depth perception. However, Olt feels he has the vision problems under control once he began taking allergy medication.

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December 30, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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If Olt can't beat out Valbuena and the other chumps, then the Cubs need to look to deal his ****.

I hope Olt's vision problems are over, but he turns 26 next season and this is probably his last shot.

 
December 30, 2013  11:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If Olt can't beat out Valbuena and the other chumps, then the Cubs need to look to deal his ****.

the cubs would have hard time to figureout this mess,i mean what to do with Olt??
should the team trade him?lets say for a prospect top pitcher??

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