Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 11/26/12
In random Cubs staffing news, former Milwaukee Brewer Rob Deer was hired as the assistant hitting coach today.  Hurray, they’re getting the Cheese Band back together!  At first glance the batting average looks terrible but then you also look at the peripherals and realize that Deer took his fair share of walks and got on base a bunch while doing damage with the pitches he actually made contact with.  He’s like righty Carlos Pena.  We’ll see what happens with this hire, but likely won’t get to assess the results until at least spring training.  More pressing at the moment is this Friday’s non-tender deadline.  This is the day that all arbitration-eligible players must be offered arbitration, or else be non-tendered and either released or signed to a lesser contract. As of right now, the 40-man roster is full.  Every spot is either occupied by an established regular (i.e. Starlin Castro), a player that must be protected from the Rule 5 Draft (i.e. Logan Watkins) or some random pitche...
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