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Thursday, December 18, 2003

Cubs Acquire Catcher

Well, the Cubs got a catcher but it wasn't Pudge or Lopez. I'm not sure that Marty Barrett is a big upgrade to Damian Miller and he will certainly have to compete for the job. His 2002 season was decent enough but took a step backwards last year because of injuries. I can easily see him supplanting Bako, whose days seems to be numbered. Barrett has a little power, appears to be a good receiver (good CS numbers) and is a bit of an all around player who could also play in the infield in a tight spot.

So the Cubs may be about done with their acquisitions. They still need a fourth outfielder, preferrably a left-handed bat with some pop. We'll see.

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