12/4 Who’s on first for Cubs?

With Adam Dunn to the White Sox and Lance Berkman to the Cardinals, the
supply of free agent first basemen is dwindling. Nobody knows that
better than agent Scott Boras, who represents Carlos Pena. The Cubs have
reportedly talked to Boras about their client.

“There’s a
[designated hitter] market and a first base market,” Boras said Sunday
at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotel, site of baseball’s
Winter Meetings. “Carlos Pena is definitely a Gold Glove first baseman
and has averaged 36 home runs over the last four years. He will get a
lot of attention.”

Pena’s average also has gone down each year
with the Rays and he’s averaging 157 Ks per year the last four seasons.
Boras would not name which teams had contacted him but the Cubs may want
to give the agent a call if they’re interested.

— Carrie Muskat

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