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Chicago Cubs Offseason Recap and Preview

They were doing well until:

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From then on out not much winning.

 

Grade: B

 

Notable Additions:

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Matt Garza, Carlos Pena, Kerry Wood, Reed Johnson, and Todd Wellemeyer.

 

Notable Subtractions:

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Tom Gorzelanny, Xavier Nady, Christopher Archer, and Mason Tobin.

 

Why?: I understand that the Cubs did give away a lot of prospects for Matt Garza but I don’t exactly remember the quality of those prospects so I will judge the Cubs’ offseason just by the number of prospects and the net talent.

 

They got: front-of-the-line starter, set-up man, power hitting lefty, outfielder, and solid bullpen pitcher. They lost: middle-of-the-rotation starter, solid hitting righty and a bushel of prospects. To me, this evens out to a B grade but again, I don’t know how good the prospects were so I can’t judge this that well.

 

Predicted Record Range: 77-82 wins. This is one of those overhyped big market situations… I think. They only reason I can see them improving is if the pitchers previously on the team (mainly silva and Zambrano) stabilize and become more consistent.

 

Next up: Pittsburgh Pirates

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