Cubs acquire utillity man

The Chicago Cubs acquired Jeff Baker from the Colorado Rockies and designated Ryan Freel for Assignment. I was not a big Ryan Freel fan, but I don't know if Jeff Baker will be much better. Baker was recently activated from the 60 day DL. Baker is 28 years old and batted .268 with 22 doubles, 12 home runs, and 48 RBI in 104 games last year for the Rockies. He is a .257 career hitter and can play all over the field. He has played 44 games at first base, 52 games at second base, 24 games at third base, eight games in left, and 26 games in right field. Hopefully he can be a good utility man which were missing even though we have many in Ryan Freel (recently releases), Andres Blanco, and Aaron Miles. Let’s see how he does.


The 'Bright' One said...

Jeff Baker was the second best player on his college team. The best was Khalil Greene. That tells you everything about how good a player he is