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Howdy, campers. Today we’re doing information again. There’s an ever-updated list of Cubs player personnel at the bottom of this page, where may be seen the dreaded double asterisk **. Today we shall be looking in on the reserve position players and completing our handy-dandy 40-man+ roster in addition to the usual festivities in this 2,000-word all-day sucker of a post.

Daniel Murphy is a free agent and I really don’t think he’ll be signing with the Cubs. Tommy La Stella is an arb candidate and I can see his return so I’m including him. Otherwise Mike Freeman is your top backup infielder. This is not, on the whole, a prepossessing group, and why David Bote is probably your starting second baseman at this point, unless you want to start La Stella and have Bote back him up.

I didn’t think so.

  1. 2b/3b Tommy La Stella. Pinch-hitter, might start once a week or so to stay locked-in.
  2. C Victor Caratini. Once or twice a week behind the plate and a day once in a while at first. Keep him busy enough that he doesn’t forget how to hit.
  3. 2b/SS/3b Mike Freeman. He’s in Triple-A if …Read the Rest

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