Chicago Cubs: What’s Wrong with Their Lineup?

March 10, 2011 by  

Everyone else is plotting out the Cubs everyday lineup and batting order, so I suppose I should get into the act as well.

Based on spring training so far, this looks like Quade’s preferred batting order, at least against right-handers.

Fukudome, RF

Castro, SS

Byrd, CF

Ramirez, 3B

Pena, 1B

Soriano, LF

Soto, C

DeWitt, 2B


I have no problem with the first two slots.  Fukudome gets on base, Castro continues to impress.  The problems begin with the middle of the order.  I don’t care how hot Byrd is in spring training, he is not a No. 3 hitter.  He is...

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