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RF- David DeJesus
CF- Tony Campana
SS- Starlin Castro
1B- Anthony Rizzo
LF- Alfonso Soriano
3B- Luis Valbuena
C- Steve Clevenger
2B- Darwin Barney
Two prominent names are missing from the lineup: Bryan LaHair and Geovany Soto.
LaHair will receive plenty of interest as a power-hitting first baseman or DH in the American League. Because of his talent and affordable contract, LaHair can bring in a pair of prospects that speed up the rebuilding process. In fact, don't be surprised if LaHair is packaged in a deal with other Cubs on the move.
Soto is receiving interest from the New York Mets, San Franciso Giants and Tampa Bay Rays. All three teams are in need of an offensive catcher during the playoff run. Perhaps a change of scenery will do both parties well. Soto is unlikey to be offered arbitration next year, as Welington Castillo should be prepared to take over the everyday job next year.
Alfonso Soriano, although on fire, won't be moved. He's doing his best on the field as a producer and off the field as a teammate. His contract is just too much, and with his ailing knees, he's an injury risk. At least this year, he's too hard to move.
Barney is another name that's been mentioned amongst trade rumors. However, the Cubs want a potential everyday second baseman in return. Because teams see Barney as a utility player, they aren't willing to fork over the prospects that can make a deal happen.
You don't see Josh Vitters. Yet. Expect him to be a September call-up. Brett Jackson may be another name to watch, but until his strikeout rate drops, expect him to continue to refine his swing at Iowa.