12/4 Cubs consider Betancourt

One option the Cubs are considering for third base is free agent Yuniesky Betancourt. Former Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez now represents Betancourt, and met with Theo Epstein about the infielder. Betancourt, 30, batted .228 in 57 games last season for the Royals, getting limited playing time. He has hit .266 overall in eight seasons. He’s primarily played shortstop with only eight games at third, all last season with the Royals. Betancourt was currently playing for Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League, and batting .261 in 12 games. The Cubs have had scouts watching him. The infielder would be willing to move to third base. Betancourt does have some power, hitting 16 homers in 2010 and 13 in 2011 with the Brewers.

— Carrie Muskat


will he blow game 6 like Alex did

He’ll be retired by the time the Cubs get to the “next game six”. But OMG, the consideration of Betancourt for 3B is very disturbing. They would consider yet another weak player rather than
Vitters….the in-house, weak player they already have?? If the Cubs don’t obtain somebody CONSIDERABLY better than a platoon of Valbuena (defense) and Vitters (something to prove) then why bother spend the dough?

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i don’t think this is for the ML roster…. this has to be a minor league deal for depth…

Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!?

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im ok with it on bentancourt but i would take my chances on branden inge 1st beter bat n better at 3rd good for wrigley field

I`m unimpressed with this guy. His numbers are underwhelming. Go for someone with upside.

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