4 Bold Predictions for 2012 Chicago Cubs

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4 Bold Predictions for 2012 Chicago Cubs
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The majority opinion (by a rather large majority, I might add) is that the 2012 Chicago Cubs could possibly be more inept than the 2011 Mike Quade-led edition.

As the first year of the Theo Epstein Cubs work out in Arizona, some themes are common among both fans and media:

Rebuilding.

Hopefully we'll finish ahead of Houston and Pittsburgh.

This team won't be competitive until 2014.

Well, I suggest that those in the doom-and-gloom camp get themselves a Happy Meal because this Cubs season will surprise you.

No, I'm not going to predict a Cubs World Series this year. But this season won't be nearly as bad as the majority thinks it will be.

In fact, I have four bold predictions to make about this year's team.

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