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A place for J-Mike?

The Cubs are looking like a reasonable trade partner for Jason Michaels.  Of course, just because a bunch of people here think he should be traded doesn't mean the Indians are seriously exploring it.  Still, I think you have to assume it's on the table.

According to this story, Felix Pie is doing a good job of challenging for a starting job in CF, but the Cubs continue to explore other options.  Coco Crisp is getting mentioned -- is this because the media is name-obsessed or because the team is? -- but the story says they'd like to have a righty bat as a platoon partner, and to provide depth if Pie struggles.

Marlon Byrd would also qualify and might be available, but it seems like a damned good fit for Michaels over there.  If Pie wins the job, the Cubs will have lefty starters in CF and RF, where Fukudome has the job, and depth guys Fuld and Patterson are also lefties.  The lone righty in that mix is Murton, who some believe is likely to be traded in a package for for Brian Roberts.

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