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Could Cubs Switch From Roberts To López?

Nationals infielder Felipe López has been adamant about being their starting second baseman, but word out of National's camp is that Ronnie Belliard is their guy at second. López has played some short this spring, but Cristian Guzman has that position locked up, which all but ensures López a backup role and a warm seat in the bench.

López isn't too happy about that, but will he demand a trade? The Nats' front office says it won't be forced into making a deal.   However, according to the Washington Post, the Nats are indeed actively shopping López.  The Cubs had scouts in the seats for Friday's game.

As you're more than aware, the Cubs have been in constant discussions with the Orioles about Brian Roberts, but both teams are far from reaching a deal.  It's possible the Cubs are considering Plan B.

Alejandro Leal writes for umpbump.com. He can be reached here.


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