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Monday Morning Musings

The Chicago Cubs must be using their day off to savor sweeping their cross-town rivals, the White Sox. In the meantime, it's hard not to notice what Pinella has been doing with their outfield. While Soriano sits out at least another week with a broken hand, Pinella has been using an impressive rotation of young outfielders in a possible showcase situation, in the event Hendry decides to go ahead and pursue C.C. Sabathia or Erik Bedard or another top-draw pitcher. Pinella has gotten good work from Eric Patterson, Micah Hoffpauir and Matt Murton. With Jim Edmonds and Reed Johnson also playing, it wouldn't be a surprise if they were willing to part with some of that young talent to upgrade the pitching rotation.