I noticed that the Colorado Rockies released Brad Hawpe and he's now a free agent that can be signed by any team. Looking at the numbers, I think Colorado pulled the trigger a bit prematurely. He's less than one season removed from a 900 ops and put up nearly a 900 obs in 2008 as well. He's 31, so he's not real young, but he should have a number of years left in him as well. And I think he's a pretty good fit with the Cubs in that he's a right fielder and could step in for Fukudome. He should be inexpensive as well. (more after the Jump)
Admittedly, the primary problem that the Cubs have is trying to get rid of a few very well paid Veterans (yes, Alfonoso, I am looking in your direction.... Carlos... don't leave the room yet) but Hawpe would be a part of the solution in a more responsible fashion than some of the other options.
Should the Chicago Cubs try to sign recently released Brad Hawpe?
Yes. If he's not expensive he has some value. (41 votes)
No. Teams can't rebuild with other teams cast-offs. (43 votes)
Perhaps. It depends on what the Cubs can move (43 votes)
That's the stupidest idea I have ever seen (17 votes)
This should receive no votes and is there as a control to catch random answer punchers (20 votes)
164 total votes