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Oneri Fleita drops hints about the '08 Smokies roster

The Mountain Press managed to land an interview with Oneiri Fleita, the Cubs' director of player development, about the Tenessee Smokies. Here's the takeaway:

Returning players will include pitchers:

Likely newcomers:

Brian Dopirak will also be looked at as an option to provide the Smokies with a warm body, apparently.

The important thing to note is that players can - and frequently do - skip AAA and go straight to the bigs. Any of those guys is an option to appear on the Cubs at some point this season. Ceda is particularly enticing - not a bad return for trading Todd Walker, if you ask me.

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