Gerut for Lawton
The Cubs traded away short-lived Jody Gerut for Pittsburgh Pirate Matt Lawton. Lawton is sporting an AVG/OBP/SLG of .273/.380/.433 which looks pretty good for a potential leadoff hitter. Lawton has also stolen 16 bases although he has been caught 9 times.
Hollandsworth's .249/.301/.388 can be used more sparingly from the bench. This would have been more uplifting to me two days ago. After these last two games, I'm not feeling too excited. Hopefully the Cubs will pick up some momentum with this trade and build on that with the addition of Garciaparra, Wood, and Williamson on Friday.