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Hey, remember me? I'm Casey McGehee!

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This is a topic I've been meaning to bring up for a few days now, and if I wasn't so damn busy at work, I would've written a Fanpost about it myself. Fortunately, Harry Pavlidis, who occasionally posts here, beat me to the punch. To wit, Casey McGehee. Y'know, the former Cubs farmhand who PLAYS THIRD BASE and has a hard to spell name and who PLAYS THIRD BASE and was unceremoniously released last fall. Did I mention he PLAYS THIRD BASE? When Aramis went down, it would've been awfully nice to have been able to leave Fontenot at second base, skip the whole Freel/Farney hamstring debacle and simply bring in a guy now putting up a .927 OPS (!!!) in 70 ABs. (I know that probably won't last, but c'mon...) The point is, this once again begs the question of what Jim Hendry was thinking in terms of providing the Cubs with any depth whatsoever at the third base position this season. Did he really think Aramis Ramirez was made of steel? Did he really think Aaron Miles could play the position? If it was a pure gamble on Jimbo's part, it came up snake eyes all the way.

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