What To Do When You Are Out of Options?
The cubs roster is starting to take shape. The Team has made several moves (some good, some not-so-good, some debatable) and has a big one left to make (Milton Bradley). My question is, what are we going to do with all of the guys we have that are out of minor league options?
Felix Pie has been a hot topic for years now. However, if the cubs do in fact add Milton Bradley, it will give us 974 outfielders. Bradley, Kosuke Fukudome, Alfonso Soriano, Reed Johnson, Joey Gathright, Micah Hoffpauir, etc... Where exactly does Felix Pie fit? If you answered nowhere you are the 64 thousand dollar winner. So, what do the cubs do with him? Well, they have to trade him right, but to where and for who? Are we going to have to trade him to the Orioles for Garrett Olsen straight up because we have no other options?
What about Rich Hill? He is the next Erik Bedard, or at least that is what we all thought in the spring of 08. He is also out of options. Can we even move this guy, much less afford to keep him on our major league roster. I dont think he gotten bad enough to clear waivers so that we can assign him back to the minor leagues.
Ronny Cedeno? What to do with poor Ronny? He could make the team, actually he has a way better shot than the other two listed above. These are a couple of questions the team has to be thinking of addressing in the next couple of weeks.