Brad Snyder a power-hitting leftie didn't get much of a look last spring training cause of injury, He still went on to put up pretty solid numbers for the Iowa Cubs last year hitting a home run every 16.5 at bats with a .278 batting avg. and .883 ops. ! He also hit well against both righties and lefties. Making up for playing time missed last season due to injury and trying to get some major league interest he went down to Mexico for some winter ball where after 40 games of tearing the cover off the ball hitting for a .375 avg with 7 hr and a 1.050 ops. He is viewed more as a right fielder, but can play all three outfield spots and has a good outfielders arm.
Kelly Johnson had a bad year last year at the plate battling a wrist injury but was pretty productive in 2007 and 2008. Fontenot was tendered a contract so I don't think this is a real possibility unless some of the cubs middle infielders are traded. We currently have Fontenot, Theriot, Blanco,Baker with prominent prospect Starlin Castro up and coming.
This guy is sure to spark some conversation among readers, Corey Patterson is a free agent who has had both success(short-lived) and failure on the major league level in the past posted .292/.333/.478 line in triple A this year in a 113 games, a minor league signing with a non-roster invite to spring training sounds good to me what do you think?