Morning Marquee: Could Tommy La Stella be the Cubs’ third baseman?


When Tommy La Stella came over from the Braves last season, he was immediately given the heads up that learning a position outside of second base would help him greatly. He began working at the hot corner, and hopes to give Mike Olt a run for his money. Yes, this may be Kris Bryant‘s spot soon. But someone else is likely to man the spot for a bit until his arrival. Will it be Olt or La Stella?

The comparison comes a bit early, but in his small sample with the Cubs Jorge Soler was a bit reminiscent of the former Cubs’ MVP, Andre Dawson. This is not to say he is, or has proven he will be. But the power, the arm strength. Outside of the overall speed, they’re similar players. We know that Dawson flourished in Chicago. Can Soler do the same?

The Milwaukee Brewers signed Francisco Rodriguez to a reported two-year deal. The reliever tested the free agent market, but after it didn’t seem to develop, he chose to return to Milwaukee for a fifth season. Last season he saved 44 games for the Brewers, and led the league with 66 games finished.

Where does Aramis Ramirez stand? After Ron Santo, thee Cubs waited many years for a regular at third. Ramirez gave them that, but after heading to rival Milwaukee, he wasn’t looked at in such a positive light. So how good was he? Is he a potential Hall of Famer? His nine-year run with the Cubs was a good one, that much is true.

These stories and more from around the league:

‘Tommy La Stella – the Cubs’ starting third baseman?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs’ Soler reminiscent of “The Hawk”?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Brewers sign Francisco Rodriguez to two-year deal’ – Reviewing the Brew

‘Is Cubs’ former third baseman Ramirez a potential Hall of Famer?’  – Cubbies Crib

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