Should the Chicago Cubs Consider Trading Jake Fox for Bullpen Help?

July 3, 2009 by  

The 2009 season for the Chicago Cubs has not gone exactly as planned. Injuries, power outages, suspensions, "lack of fire"—you name it, it's gone wrong for the Cubs so far this year.

One bright spot for the team this season has been midseason call-up Jake Fox. In 23 games over his two stints with the big league club this season, Fox has hit .317 with three HR and 12 RBI. Prior to his call-up, he was lighting up AAA Iowa, with obscene stats of .409 BA, 17 HR, and 53 RBI in just 45 games. 

The only knock on Fox is his defense. He has performed decently well playing 3B, LF, and RF this year, but he is best suited as a designated hitter. ...

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