Derrek Lee

Pittsburgh Pirates #25 - First Base

  • Born: 09/06/75
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 240

Cubs Convention Wrapup

As usual, the annual Cubs Convention was long on festivities and short on actual news, though there were a few things of note.

History: Reviewing Steve Bartman and the Cubs

Yesterday was the ten-year anniversary of the Steve Bartman incident during Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Marlins. How does it look from the Marlins' side ten years later?

History: Marlins solve Maddux, help play spoiler

On this day in team history, the Marlins found success against Braves starter Greg Maddux for the first time all season, topping Atlanta 7-1 in 2001. Florida's win helped keep things tight in the race for the NL East crown.

Friday Bird Droppings

Happy 2131 Day!

History: Back-to-back-to-back homers fuel comeback

On this day in team history, the Marlins use back-to-back-to-back home runs leading off the 9th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals to help start a comeback from a 6-0 deficit. Florida eventually wins the game, 7-6, in 10 innings.

Alfonso Soriano: An Appreciation

The Cubs' now-former left fielder deserves praise, not panning, for the way he carried himself in his six-plus years as a fixture at Wrigley Field.

Lee spurns Yankees

The veteran first baseman has turned down Brian Cashman's offer to play in the Bronx.

Ben Francisco Has Two Arms and Two Legs

And if he had wheels he'd be a wagon.

Cashman: Not optimistic about D-Lee

New York has been trying to reel a few players out of retirement this week, but have not had much luck so far.

Yanks eyeing Rolen, Chipper?

In their search for a replacement middle infielder, the Yankees have called veteran third basemen Chipper Jones and Scott Rolen.

Derrek Lee to the rescue?

New York has gotten creative in their search for first base help, reaching out to the retired Lee about returning to baseball.

Yanks talk to Derrek Lee: Oh God it's come to this

Have you ever had the capacity to hit a little bit and play first base while not embarrassing yourself? Then maybe the Yankees are talking to you, too.

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