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December 2005



Now here’s a swap I’d like to see

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It’s been a while since the Cubs and Sox hooked up on a deal. I’d like to see the Cubs send Corey Patterson, Bobby Brownlie or Todd Wellemeyer and Geovany Soto to the Chisox for Joe Borchard and Casey Rogowski or Jerry Owens.

From what I can see the Chisox could use a little depth at catcher and another arm wouldn’t hurt. In the event that Podsednik went on the DL again they would need a speed option and Owens gets thrown out too much.

The Cubs need a righthanded bat that can come in and spell for Jacque Jones when lefties are on the hill, and Borchard would do nicely. I like Rogowski as a backup 1B – who knows what’s going to happen to D Lee and Rogowski ain’t gonna beat out Thome or Konerko at first base.

Oh, and I forgot. If there’s one manager in baseball that can turn Corey Patterson around it’s Ozzie.