I haven't really heard this comparison yet from any of the BCB'ers so I thought I would point it out and leave it up for debate. The more I watch Sam Fuld play the more I can't help but see a comparison between he and Jacoby Ellsbury (I mean come on they even look like twin brothers). They were both drafted pretty low (Ellsbury 23rd/Fuld 10th) and both are OBP machines and play great defense. It is time for him to be a center piece at both the leadoff and CF positions on this Cubs team. The guy has had 2-3 ESPN Web Gems in the last two days. When was the last time a Cubs player had ONE other than Fuld... Reed Johnson last year?
I realize that this is going to make some people cringe at the possible $30 million platoon of Soriano/Bradley in LF in the future. However I don't know about the rest of you but I actually get excited when I watch Fuld play the game. He goes out there and does everything right and gives his all every single play. When I couple that with the possibilities of having both Fuld and Fukudome out there in the field at the same time it makes me think of the energy Ellsbury brought to that 2007 Red Sox team.
This is my lineup for the rest of this year (platoon can start next year). I'm liking the idea of Soriano PH against lefties and Fox PH against righties.
CF - Fuld
LF - Bradley
1B - Lee
3B - Ramirez
RF - Fukudome/ 2B- Baker
2B - Baker/ SS - Theriot
SS - Theriot/ RF - Fukudome
C - Hill/ Soto
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