The Cubs signed a third baseman to replace Ian Stewart. It is non other than… Ian Stewart. It would appear that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Non Tendered Ian Stewart to 1. See if he really wanted to stay in Chicago or test the market out 2. The deal they had for a prime third baseman didn’t work out. It is a good move to keep Ian in the clubhouse as he has experience and chemistry built with the team and the management.
The next deal the Cubs finalized is signing a right fielder Nate Schierholtz. Nate is a quality player. He has a consistent batting average and great on base percentage. He is also known for a strong defense in the outfield. “That should tame the left-handed hitters.” At this point the outfield is strong. Alfonso Soriano in left, David DeJesus in center and Nate Schierholtz in right.
The Cubs also selected Hector Rondon in the Rule 5 draft. This is a thrill for the Columbus Clipper fans of Columbus, Ohio. Although, he has had elbow surgery the Cubs must have found a silver lining some where in his playing abilities. He is a seasoned minor leaguer with some sketchy numbers. Maybe Theo and Jed plan to rebuild him too.
The Cubs will also announce their new 2013 star that they signed (2 years for 9.9 million). Kyuji Fujikawa