Chicago Cubs: Could James Loney Be Theo Epstein’s Choice at First Base?

November 15, 2011 by  

With the Chicago Cubs still in search of filling their hole at first base, perhaps their guy could be James Loney of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Following the massive $160 million, eight-year extension Los Angeles just gave Matt Kemp, it is hard to imagine that the Dodgers are going to be able to put up enough money to be able to afford Loney down the line as well.

Loney is arbitration eligible this season, and he may be asking for some big money considering what the Dodgers just gave Kemp. While Loney doesn't deserve nearly as much as Kemp, it may be unlikely that the Dodgers will see him worth the costs at this point in time.

In 2011, Loney batted .288 w...

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