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    I know its still football season and being optimistic for the cubs makes you an ass, but they just got Garza so I am going to be optimistic.

    Rotation:
    Garza - A bona fide young Ace. They desperately needed him.
    Zambrano - Huge let me down, but maybe the pressure of not being the Ace will morph Z back into the young stud he used to be.
    Dempster - Seems to impress year in and out, not a bad 3rd pitcher.
    Silva - Great year last year and in his contract year.
    Gorzelangy - Could be worse in the 5 spot.

    Pen:
    Set up men:
    Wood from the Right
    Marshall from the Left
    That is a solid two some.

    Then you have Well, Cashner, Grabow, Samardzija or a surprise.

    Closer:
    Marmol - Proved last year he can handle the 9th

    Line-up:
    There are a lot of what ifs and huges question marks at all positions, but every years there are teams that well over-produce, why can't it be the Cubs?

    Castro (r) ss - Young stud
    Fukudome (l) RF - Starts out well and tails off, maybe a contract year should help
    ARam (r) 3B - Used to be a consistent 30 HR, .300 BA and 100 RBI. One bad year and people write him off. He is still young and I think is primed for a huge comback.
    Soriano (r) RF - Finally not in the 1 or 2 hole where he can't get on enough to be a good table setter, but he still has power.
    Pena (l) 1B - Not going to be a savior, but 90 RBIs is not out of the question.
    Byrd (r) CF
    Soto (r) C - Can he bounce back after a horrendous Sophmore season?
    2b?

    They have a tough division, but this is baseball anything can happen. I expect them to be competitive at least.
     
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    Here's hoping. :thup:
     
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    There needs to be a mercy rule in Major League Baseball

    After a hundred years with no championship they should take away your franchise
     
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    The Brewers went out and bought the best #1 and #2 starters who did not want to play for Philly.

    And they didn't have to nick their star position players to do it.
     
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    Here is my journey through the world of Chicago Cubs season tickets...

    My position on the wait list:

    As of 10/10/08
    95,183

    As of 8/29/2011
    92,451

    As of 1/31/13
    81,676

    As of 11/18/13
    50,176

    As of 11/18/14
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    Gotta hand it to Cubs fans....they are loyal
     
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    ...and patient. Like grasshoppers.

    You can tell by the numbers that fans are bailing on their season tickets in recent years.
    If the trend continues, I should be up to the plate in six months.

    It's an investment. When the team turns the corner (and they will), I'll sell my seats for big $$$. :thup:
     
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    106 years patient?
     

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