Chicago Cubs First Base Dilemma: Derrek Lee a Free Agent After 2010 Season

March 1, 2010 by  

Derrek Lee surprised me in 2009.  Never did I think he would put up the kind of numbers he did.  His 2009 season was a drastic improvement over his 2008 season, with 15 more home runs, 21 more RBI, a 15 point improvement in his batting average, and an OBP that went from .361 in 2008 to .393 in 2009. 

The reason this surprised me so much was because he did all this at the age of 33.  Now, in real life 33 years old is not considered an old man at all.  In baseball years however, that means you are teetering on the edge of being "over the hill."

Derrek Lee is a fine ball player and he has done very well in his Cubs career.  He always carries ...

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