Theo’s Plan – A Little Insight – Wrigley Field 12/2/11

Posted on 02 December 2011 by Lou

With the GM Meetings starting in Dallas next week, we’re curious what Theo & Co. will be doing all week.  While Theo is typically pretty tight-lipped, he did identify a few areas where he thought the Cubs needed help.  Here are a few snippets:

“We need starting pitching.  You can’t just take your chances of being looked at seriously as a club with just five guys.  You have to point to six, seven or eight guys… We are going to have to build our starting pitching staff.  We don’t have a ton of depth and that’s a priority.”

When asked about rumors regarding the Cubs possibly dealing Matt Garza – the Cubs best starter – Theo had this to say – “He’s exactly the kind of guy that we would like to build around.”  Another words, he’s not going anywhere…

As for hitting, Theo gave out this little secrets: “Adding a left-handed bat would be nice [David DeJesus partially solves that equation].  But under the right circumstances.  We are not going to force anything. We’ll look for a well-rounded position player to contribute on defense and maybe run the bases.  If that hapens to be a left-handed bat, yes.  David DeJesus is a good example of that.  He does those things well.  And those are things as a club that we don’t do well.  The most obvious ways to improve is to look at your weaknesses and try to turn them into a strength.”

Amen – I’m looking forward to an exciting week in Dallas.  Let’s just hope it ends with a royal signing of Prince Fielder…

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