Shame on me for writing off Derrek Lee.
With D-Lee struggling at the plate in early April I favored Micah Hoffpauir as the everyday first baseman.
At the time it seemed we’d be stuck with another ho-hum season from Lee: 20 HR & 85 RBI.
Not bad numbers, of course, but numbers not suitable for a first baseman either, especially one on a championship caliber team.
With the spring Micah Hoffpauir has put together at the plate it’s time for Hendry to put this guy on the trade block.
If anything, should the Jake Peavy trade talks return I think Hoffpauir is a nice addition to any package the Cubs can offer S.D.
Yes, the Padres have Adrian Gonzalez at 1B, but the Friars are also desperate for any talent to strengthen its thin bench.
Obviously, at 29-years-old Hoffpauir is not the prototypical prospect, but the guy can hit and his stock appears higher than ever.