Getting Jim Edmonds early in the year paid dividends for the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Wednesday 24 September 2008 at 9:28 pm

The Cubs picked up 38-year old lefty swinging Jim Edmonds after he was released by the Padres early in the season when he looked washed up. After all, he played in 26 games for the Padres this season and he was only 16 for 90 (.178 avg, .498 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer and 6 RBIs. But, he fit right in with the Cubs showing that he still had his power stroke. Edmonds has played in 82 games for the Cubs this season and he was 62 for 241 (.257 avg, .940 OPS) with 45 runs scored, 18 homers and 48 RBIs. Edmonds is a battle tested player in the post season so getting him for nothing was a no brainer for the Cubs.

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