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Chicago Cubs: Changes Cubbies Must Make to Become Legit
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With June and the All-Star break approaching, the North Siders haven't reached a better time to capitalize on the much weaker NL Central.  

After losing $200 million superstars Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder to the hitter-friendly American League, the declining NL Central still houses likely All-Stars Joey Votto, Ryan Braun, Carlos Beltran and Andrew McCutchen, among many others.

However, the Cubs have a legitimate chance of coming back in the standings this season. 

Headed into Tuesday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals, here are the changes most important to long-term success for the Cubs. 

 

Standings after 05/14/12:

Teams Wins Losses GB
 St. Louis Cardinals   20     15    - 
 Cincinnati Reds   18     16   1.5 
 Pittsburgh Pirates   17    18    3 
 Chicago Cubs   15     20     5
 Houston Astros   15     20    5
Milwaukee Brewers    15     20    5

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