Cubs Get Yet Another Light-Hitting Infielder


The Cubs on Wednesday traded minor league prospect Alberto Alburquerque to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for utility infielder Jeff Baker.

Two things strike one immediately about this trade:  1) the Cubs had a dude named Alburquerque; 2) the Cubs just traded for a guy who was hitting .130 this year before he went on the DL with a hand injury, and hasn’t even come back from his rehab stint yet.

Needless to say, this trade does not represent a solution to the nagging second base issue.  Unless Jeff Baker all of a sudden becomes Ryne Sandberg.  I hope this doesn’t signal that Jim Hendry has given up looking for a real second baseman, someone who can hit and field.

Actually, the way things have been going for Hendry lately, maybe it’s better if he doesn’t make any major deals.