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How long should Cubs give Fukudome in the 2 hole?

 Alright, while I personally don't think Fuku will ever have much of a significant career in the Majors, I am willing to give him some time to produce as the type of player the Cubs imagined him to be. I've stated here before why I don't think Fuku will ever live up to most Cubs expectations at the plate and that is his god awful terrible diving swing, which doesn't allow him to stay back on anything off speed and away and when he does hit the pitch, it's nothing but a weak flyball to LF (Sutcliffe said basically word for word the same thing, on last nights game - so, to whoever said they wouldn't listen to me because I don't have a "trained eye", do you think Sutcliffe has a trained eye?).

 Anyway, having said that, I think that maybe if he is still struggling after this week, he needs to be moved down in the order at the very least and maybe even hit 8th. I would put Fontenot in the 2 hole, who I have much more confidence in and I imagine Lou would too, who could shake things up and would be a good hit and run guy as well.

 Not at all saying this after one game and is in no way a knee jerk reaction, but even the staunchest Fuku fan must admit his struggles in the 2nd half last year and it's due to pitchers making the adjustment to him and so far what Ive seen from him in the WBC, ST and today, I don't see any signs of him making an adjustment as his swing looks exactly the same as last year.

 Who would you put in the 2 hole if Fuku continues his struggles at the plate?

 

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