Bizarre. Frankly, I suspect the Cubs would be better off giving Felix Pie this platoon role, or doing the same with second-base prospect Eric Patterson, and occasionally moving Mark DeRosa to the outfield.
Or, you know, letting Matt Murton be a friggin' full-time player.
But, you might notice, I'm showing frustration because the Cubs are frittering away money for no discernable gain and possible harm--I'm forgetting myself! The Cubs are frittering away money for no discernable gain and possible harm! That's a great idea!
I'm writing my team preview of the Cubs for Beyond the Boxscore tomorrow, so I think I'll take a closer look for that. I'll be sure to link over to that at some point tomorrow.