During his interview on 670 The Score Monday morning,
Steve Stone suggested the Cubs have undervalued team
speed for many years.
Stone says the Cubs would benifit from more speed than
power-bats with the wind typically blowing out at
Wrigley Field for 4 out of the 6 months of the season–
April, May, June & September.
Right away Rays center fielder BJ Upton jumped to mind.
Upton, 25, has major upside…and serious speed.
He would flourish in Wrigley’s small outfield and could
bat anywhere from 1-6 in the lineup.
It’s been no secret the Rays have grown tired of Upton’s
apparent lack of motivation from time-to-time, and trading
him wouldn’t be out of the question.
Chicago has the chips to get him, but whether or not they
value Upton is another question. According to Stony, probably not.