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Who gains value following Cubs changes?

Updated: August 24, 2010, 1:29 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
On the surface, it doesn't appear there are many things Chicago Cubs interim manager Mike Quade can do to put his stamp on the club the final month, but I'm interested from a fantasy baseball angle in how he'll be handling a few situations. Already Quade has announced rookie outfielder Tyler Colvin will remain an outfielder, putting an end to the Colvin-to-first-base experiment before it started.

Colvin didn't play any games at first base in the Lou Piniella era, but it was certainly discussed after Derrek Lee was traded to the Atlanta Braves. Now the Cubs will go with Xavier Nady and Micah Hoffpauir at first base, and while I doubt either of them will figure into the team's starting plans next season -- can you say Adam Dunn, anyone? -- those in NL-only formats should take notice.

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