11/23 Winter league update

Cubs infielder/outfielder Jake Fox was headed to the Dominican Republic on Monday to join Licey for the second half of the season. As for Cubs prospects currently playing, Brian Schlitter is 6-for-8 in save situations with Mexicali in the Mexican League. The right-hander from Park Ridge, Ill., whom the Cubs acquired from the Phillies in the Scott Eyre deal, has a 3.79 ERA.

Catcher Robinson Chirinos was batting .363 in 29 games with Magallanes in Venezuela. He has six homers and 20 RBIs in 29 games. Andres Blanco was batting .302 for Magallanes with 11 doubles, two triples, two homers and 25 RBIs. He’s played second, short and third in 30 games. And outfielder Nelson Perez was batting .311 in 22 games with Toros del Este in the Dominican Republic.

— Carrie Muskat


Carrie just curious what position or positions Jake Fox will be playing in the dominican republic. Also Robinson Chirinos do you think he will be back at AA or will get moved up to AAA on fangraphs.com it has him listed as 2b/ss did he recently make that transition to catcher? Thanks and Happy thanksgiving carrie, Joeydafish and all cub fans.

It’s nice to see Andres blanco is still holding his own offensively through thirty games and he is a switch hitter and awesome defensively. I’m interested to see what happens come spring training if he will be starting at short with theriot at second. It’s also very interesting to note that he is playing some at third too.

Thanks and happy Thanksgiving to you too wrigleyguy1980!
Interesting to say the least is what spring training of 2010 will be be especially with Hendry still at the helm. 2010 will be the a season where playoff expectations will be tempered due to all the holes Hendry created. It’s really hard to fathom that centerfield, rightfield, closer and second base are STILL uncertainties on a major market team with one of the highest payrolls in the division if not all of baseball. With expectations diminished maybe the Cubs (despite Hendry) will pull off a surprise playoff appearance due to some added youth??? One never knows. With Hendry’s lack of forsight he’ll probably trade both Hoffpauir and Fox leaving first base wxposed should Lee suffer an injury just like he did when he traded DeRosa and Ramirez suffered an injury.

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