The Chicago Tribune speculates that the Cubs may spend much of the offseason trying to sign free-agent leadoff man Chone Figgins from the Angels. This comes after the Cubs spent the winter in '07-'08 unsuccessfully trying to acquire leadoff man Brian Roberts from the Orioles.
When asked if Kosuke Fukudome would be theleadoff man in 2010, Lou Piniella replied: "It's a possibility. I would think that we'd probably try to add more speed, but we'll see. That's just a conjecture, nothing more, nothing less. But if not, certainly Fukudome would be a candidate."