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What if nothing changed last year?

I feel like a John Pinnett gig “I’m Starving”. Only instead of food it’s baseball or should I say good Cubs baseball. Or is that a oxymoron? Lately it seems to be. Here is my question: “What would this team be like if Hendry and Quade were still here”. This could be a stupid exercise (yea it is) but here is my guess:

1st: Would not have signed either Pujols or Fielder so we would have Carlos Pena back in a two year “pillow” contract

2nd: Blake Dewitt and Jeff Baker

SS: Starlin Castro

3rd: Resigned Aramis Ramirez for what he got in Milwaukee

RF: Bryan LaHair

CF: Marlon Bryd

LF: Alfonso Soriano

C: Geovany Soto

Bench: Reed Johnson, Tony Campana, Darwin Barney, Koyie Hill, and the surprise addition of Nefi Perez (cause I’m so D**n good (quote - Full Metal Jacket)).

Starters: Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza, James Russell, CJ Wilson (guaranteed ten year $200m), Randy Wells

Relief: Andrew Cashner, Sean Marshall, Carlos Marmol, Kerry Wood, Rafael Dolis, Jeff Samardzija, John Gaub

Why did I post this? Why not? Would we be in the same position? Honestly, I think we would. I believe regardless of the record now we are better off in many ways. I did not think this team would be good but not this bad. Happy Memorial Day folks.



This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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