It might be a faux pas to put the bottom line first, but I'm doing it: Tyler Colvin needs to play more
I know, that's a pretty bold statement.
Colvin has had an excellent start and hopefully it will continue. However he's only had 51 AB's and I think you need to give him more. I've been impressed with his hitting so far and even if that falters, his speed and pretty good defense should keep him on the big league club.
The biggest reason why he hasn't had a lot of playing time is the success of the other outfielders on the Cubs. Soriano has been playing better than any of us imagined, Byrd has been great, and Fukudome is actually hitting. If Colvin keeps hitting like he is now though, it will be hard to imagine keeping him in the pinch hitter/one start a week/defensive replacement role.
My solution is to trade one of the current outfielders we have. In a perfect world, we trade Soriano for Pujols, Joe Mauer, and Mariano Rivera. In a realistic world, I think you can trade Byrd and Fukudome. So whom to trade?
Personally, I think Byrd is the way to go. As great as he has been so far for this club, I think you're going to get more for him than you would Fukudome. Fuk is our best defensive player behind Lee and he has saved a bunch of runs. Hopefully Byrd can get us a reliever and maybe a prospect. I have no idea who would take Byrd at this point but I know the Nationals were looking at Fukudome. He might be easier to trade. What say you BCB?