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Come to Think of It: Cubs Should Release Joey Gathright and Sign Jim Edmonds

Published by on April 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella had this to say following Friday night's loss to the Cardinals:

"We've got no bench," Piniella said. "We've got an extra catcher [in Koyie Hill] and [Micah] Hoffpauir and [Joey] Gathright. We're going to have to get somebody in here."

One of the players Lou mentions, Joey Gathright, has been basically reduced to pinch-runner status. So being picked off on Saturday afternoon isn't good.

This means that he has stolen one base and given back another.

So, what I am proposing is for Jim Hendry, who assembled this lack of depth, release Gathright and sign veteran free agent outfielder Jim Edmonds.

Yes, the same Jim Edmonds who hit 20 home runs with a .34...

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