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Derrek Lee: Slow Starter, or Past His Prime?

Published by on April 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Derrek Lee is an imposing figure on a baseball field. Standing six feet five inches tall and weighing 245 pounds, the one-time North Carolina basketball recruit towers over Mike Fontenot and Ryan Theriot, in the middle of the Cubs' infield.

The problem this year is that Lee isn't hitting his body weight.

As the month of April draws to a close, the Cubs' first baseman is batting just .217, continuing a trend that has frustrated fans for over a year. The struggle with Lee is determining why the former MVP candidate has struggled so much getting out of the gate the last few years.

In 2003, Lee came to Wrigley Field with the Florida Marlins and played well enough for Cubs' General Manager Jim Hendry to become...

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