Should Jake Fox Get Time As The Chicago Cubs’ Starting Catcher?

July 12, 2009 by  

When Chicago Cubs catcher Geovanny Soto went down with a left oblique strain after Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves, I assumed that this would be the perfect opportunity for rookie standout Jake Fox to find his way back into the lineup.

But I was wrong.

Instead of going with the hot hitting Fox, Lou Pinella decided to insert backup catcher Koyie Hill. Hill has hit poorly, much like the rest of the Cubs lineup.

But Hill is known as a good defensive catcher and bottom of the lineup hitter.

So why has Lou decided to insert Hill over Fox into a lineup that is already struggling to score runs?

The obvious reason would be because Jake Fox has not caught regularly since 2007, for Double-A Tennessee. D...

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