Cubs.com journalist Carrie Muskat wrote yesterday that all of our hopes for a superior lineup might be dashed early.
Muskat quotes Lou Piniella in saying that Alfonso Soriano won't be moving down in the lineup and, in fact, that Lou is leaning toward the following:
2. Aaron Miles
3. Derrek Lee
4. Milton Bradley
5. Aramis Ramirez
6. Kosuke Fukudome
7. Geovany Soto
8. Ryan Theriot
I'm not feeling it and if Piniella in fact uses this lineup more than 20 times in 2009, I'll probably have to get in line to register a Fire Lou Piniella website. But I'm still running on faith that Piniella will give the positional battles to the most deserving players, meaning that Miles won't play in front of Fontenot too often, and also that he'll wise up and drop Lee in the order.
Then again, this came from a story written by Carrie Muskat. How accurate could it possibly be?