Over the weekend, Buster Olney mentioned the Cubs and Kenny Lofton in the same sentence in his blog. Olney said Lofton would make sense for the Cubs with the recent injury to Alfonso Soriano. The blurb from one of the most respected baseball writers around was buried half way down in his Saturday report….and with the last line reading, “But this doesn’t appear to be a part of the Cubs’ plans“, it did not appear to have any legs.
Jon Heyman from SI.com then mentioned Lofton and the Cubs in a report on Monday…so are the Cubs really interested in Kenny Lofton? Both reports mentioned the fact that Lofton could play left field and be a good left-handed option off the bench on a right-handed dominated team. Once Alfonso Soriano returns, Lofton could share time with Soriano in left and Reed Johnson in center, but for that to happen, the Cubs would have to send Felix Pie down to Iowa.
The Cubs are playing with a lot of confidence right now. Both of these reports are probably just two well-respected journalists trying to find a home for a great player and a fan favorite â€¦.anywhere he plays.
So what do you think? Should the Cubs sign Kenny Lofton or leave things the way they are for now?
Just a little debate for a Tuesday morning before the afternoon game against the Mets.