Saturday, April 01, 2006

Todd Walker's Value Reduced by Shared Time

When Cubs manager Dusty Baker speaks of Todd Walker being his "primary second baseman," beware that's Baker speaking code for plans to have Walker split time with Jerry Hairston and Neifi Perez. Though the 33-year-old lefty batter may get most of the plate appearances, there likely will not be enough playing opportunities for any of the three to pile up standout statistics.