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Cubs current 25+ man depth chart

Here is the latest depth chart broken down by position players and pitchers. At this time there are 16 pitchers and 14 position players.

Pitchers                Position Players

  1. Zambrano              1. Soto
  2. Lilly                 2. Blanco
  3. Marquis               3. Lee
  4. Hill                  4. Ward
  5. Marshall              5. DeRosa
  6. Dempster              6. Fontenot
  7. Howry                 7. Theriot
  8. Ascanio               8. Ramirez
  9. Marmol                9. Soriano
10.Eyre                 10. Murton
11.Wuertz               11. Pie
12.Wood                 12. Pagan
13.Pignatiello          13. Fuld
14.Gallagher            14. Fukudome
15.Hart
16.Lahey

Obviously some of these guys are the first to be removed barring something exceptional happening. Pitchers Ascanio and Pignatiello would be my first choices along with Pagan and Fontenot. Now unless Lahey is returned we're left with 6 starters and only 5 slots. And, if Hendry is seriously looking to add Roberts, which I think he is, then who goes?

Since Ascanio and Pignatiello are not slated to be on the 25 man roster, those are obvious choices to use for Roberts. Personally, I'd rather ship Eyre than Piggy but MacPhail seems intnt on getting younger and cheaper. Throw in Pagan or Fuld along with Murton and either Marshall or Gallagher and we don't seriously deplete the team while adding a quality leadoff man.

But now that Jim has started the ball rolling, it makes sense that he needs to balance the team. Which 5 starters are kept? And, if we go after Bedard, which potential starters are part of the trade.

In the end, there is still much tidying up to do with the roster and the Cubs Christmas stocking still has room in it.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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