The Cubs enter the 2012 season with high expectations, mostly set by the fans, but also by the new Cubs front office. The Cubs finished the 2011 season with 71 wins—fifth place in the NL Central ahead of the lowly Astros.
After bringing in Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, the Cubs made a few tweaks in hopes of laying the groundwork for a successful long-term agenda.
Most fans don't expect a World Series run in 2012, but they do expect significant strides to be made with some of the new additions they now have. With Opening Day a little over a week away, most rosters are nearly final, but it does not mean teams aren't still looking to improve.
Let's explore 10 possible players the Cubs could pursue before Opening Day.