November 2009

Center field prospects

The Cubs want to move Kosuke Fukudome back to right field. Alfonso Soriano will be in left. Who’s in center? Here’s a list of free agent candidates. Who’s your pick? And I’m hoping nobody says Jerry Hairston Jr. Or, do you go for Sam Fuld or Tyler Colvin? (I know joeydafish and wrigleyguy1980 have some ideas.) The number after the name is their age:

Rick Ankiel (30)
Rocco Baldelli (28)
Marlon Byrd (32)
Mike Cameron (37)
Endy Chavez (32)
Coco Crisp (30)
Darin Erstad (36)
Ryan Freel (34)
Jerry Hairston Jr. (34)
Reed Johnson (33)
Andruw Jones (33)
Mark Kotsay (34)
Corey Patterson (30)
Scott Podsednik (34)
DeWayne Wise (32)

— Carrie Muskat

11/1 AFL roundup

Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 and stole a base in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 4-3 loss to Phoenix on Saturday. Josh Vitters was the DH, and had one hit in five at-bats. The Arizona Fall League takes Sunday off, and will resume on Monday. Mesa will play host to the Peoria Saguaros at HoHoKam Stadium.

— Carrie Muskat